Brad: Quick Look Start to Death Time

Pull'n a Brad

A list of Brad's longest, quickest, and everything in between, "Start to Death" times during official Giant bomb video game Quick Looks (only!).

"Start to Death" is defined as the time elapsed between the start of the Quick Look, and Brad dying, regardless of the method.

Readers are reminded that, "it's tougher to play and talk at the same time, than you think."

Of course, this list is on-going and will likely change as Brad continues to do Quick Looks, but for now it should be comprehensive. To be fair, as well, there are a number of Quick Looks that Brad does not die in... but they are, of course, ignored.

Also, in the case of games with multiple Quick looks, the first Quick look, even if for a Demo, is the one that counts.


Related Link

This is the original Quick Look Start to Death list, but it seems to have started a trend since it's inception.

Probably a bit of over-kill, but credit should be given where credit is due, right?

RJPelonia did go back to watch every Quicklook video to collect the data for his lists. So, you can find links to other GB members' STD's (unfortunate acronym isn't it?) on HIS LISTS PAGE.

List Retired

As of March 7th 2012. This list has been officially retired.

After setting a new record on his 100th QL Start to Death Record. Brad has been officially released of his curse... or at least the recording of it. This is partially because the list has become a little too large to easily manage, but mostly because the joke has, unfortunately, seemed to have played itself out.

Thank you, Brad, as they say, for the memories.

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Posted by Mustard
@scarace360 said:
" Is the start time the start of the quick look or when they start playing. "
the video, not play time. I chose this way so you can easily find the timing mark to watch the death.
(Yes, I am aware that in some cases Brad twiddles around menu;s long before even starting to play...)
Posted by VIGGO123

I believe the new  Uncharted 2 QL has the quickest death yet, his first death comes after about 25 seconds of playtime. (Not including loadscreen and cutscene.) 

Posted by skrutop

Prototype: Killed by Tank (assist to Helicopter)....classic!

Posted by CitizenKane

This is now, by far, my favorite list on Giant Bomb.  ^__^

Posted by Getz

As far as League of Legends goes, people just starting to play the game end up dying quite a few times before getting the hang of it. Even though it's mean-spirited, good list.

Posted by DarkFury

Posted by zudthespud
@DarkFury: 18 seconds! How could it ever be beaten?
Posted by buzz_clik
@zudthespud said:
" @DarkFury: 18 seconds! How could it ever be beaten? "
It's actually less, because the actual gameplay starts around 13 seconds. It's approximately 4 seconds by my count.
Edited by Mustard

Indeed, the newest star trek video is a ridiculously fast death, but unfortunately it doesn't make the list guys and girls.
For one, it's not an official Quick-look, and for two... technically speaking there are nearly 3 hours of game-play prior to this one where brad does not die (albeit, in separate videos).
Someone else can feel free to add the death time  to his Personal Page, but as much as I would love to add it... it doesn't fit the criteria for this list :(

Posted by CitizenKane
Posted by Lilarcor
@Mustard: I agree. He was technically playing for several hours before death, so he was hardly pullin' a Brad and it's not even really a Quick Look.
Posted by AdH0c
@Mustard: Another one to add. Death by Cube QL 1 min 17 seconds.
Posted by zudthespud

If you aren't going to add the Star Trek incident you should at least link it as an honourable mention.

Posted by Poki3

Yeah, I think you should add the Star Trek one regardless, on the last spot. I deserves it.

Posted by rjayb89

The Star Trek Online videos are not even Quick Looks, duders.  Might as well add the OTHER THREE/FOUR/FIVE he died in, as well, since you guys want that specific one so badly.

Posted by Mustard
Posted by DuderBattalion

Sweet list dude. That Super mario bros QL was nuts !

Posted by TheHT

the uncharted 2 game of the year ql doesn't count? or was if the ps3 game of the year one..

Posted by Mustard
@TheHT: Unfortunetly, you can't put the same item on a list twice... it simple won't let you :(
Posted by skywing

lol good work

Posted by Nemesis

Brad is a red shirt.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

oh man, what a hilarious list!

Posted by Winternet

The Set Phasers to Fun part 4 should be in here as a record holder. It's not a quick-look but hey, it's pulling a brad. Maybe, you should rename the list.

Posted by TepidShark

Why does Brad hate dying in live demos so much?

Posted by DeadDorf

Now it needs to be updated with Toy Soldiers!

Edited by Fontelroy

MY favorite was in the game of the year vid of uncharted 2. Don't know if it counts as a quick look, but it sure counts as a brad. Plus ryan's reaction is pretty good

Posted by RJPelonia
You can always just list the second time under the same game.
Posted by PulledaBrad

Resident Evil:Desperate Escape. TTD: 14:51

Posted by eldiax

Awesome list!

Posted by helloimamlet

I approve of this list!!!!

Posted by Shaanyboi

Well done Brad.... well done....

Posted by ProlificShadow

I don't think the Resident Evil 5 QL should count. I watched it and Brad doesn't die, Sheva just gets incapacitated. Unless there was a different quicklook than the PC one that is there now.

Posted by DanielJW

This continues to be a fantastic list. 

Posted by Poki3
Posted by Garfunkle


Edited by RTSlord

he dies in the Doom 2 Quicklook @ 13:09 and 18:33
Posted by Poki3
Edited by PjotrLeschenko

you got the wrong Fat Princess game it's the PSN version not the PSP
awesome list btw
Posted by Mustard
@PjotrLeschenko: Actually it wasn't... but it turns out i missed one. Thanks!
Edited by PJ
Definitely one of the early deaths, since Brad's reaction to dying was, "Oh, I guess I can die in the middle of a Quicklook." Poor Brad... he has no idea how legendary his deaths would become in the months to come." 
You do know that the legend of Brad always dying came from his days at Gamespot, right? Brad always died when he presented a game on On The Spot. So Brads been a legend long before Giantbomb excisted. 
That being said. A great and funny list. Dude, you deserve a medal.
Posted by coonce

i love how this list is so detailed and up to date.... so classic.

Posted by Dunkelheit

LOL! What a great list. Even though I've seen many of these already, it's worth watching for the love of Brad

Posted by CitizenJP

Lol. This is the greatest list ever.

Edited by Xshinobi

The best list on GB! "  Jumped into (instead of onto) a Goomba" lol.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Why isn't the Sonic Adventure death listed here?

Posted by Pop

I think brad's on a deathless streak xD, someone should make a list of that.

Posted by ShakeItBaby

This is a great list

Posted by Mustard
@Pop: I know, it's kinda sad in a way :( 
It's coming, though... it's coming. I know it, we know it... Brad knows it.
Posted by jim_dandy
  Thanks for the list. :3
Posted by Mustard
@jim_dandy: LOL, no. Thank YOU, for the video.