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.

Enjoy!

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 Brad

I would like to point out that dying is common in at least some of these games. :(

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Posted by Volgin13

I believe in you Brad! I keep watching to see you prove Ryan wrong! :)

Posted by jonnyboy

I love the fact that this is becoming known as "Doing a Brad". The best ones were watching Rich tear into him when he used to do it on 'On the Spot'.
 
Don't take it to heart Brad, I think it's fucking hilarious that you do exactly what 80% of people do when they play for the first time, makes it seem way more real.

Posted by Mustard
@Brad said:
" I would like to point out that dying is common in at least some of these games. :( "
fair enough.
 
I think i'll go back and add all the games you didn't die in at some point too... when i find some time...
if i feel like it.... and have nothing better to do ;)
Posted by snide
@Mustard: New favorite list on Giant Bomb.
Posted by FLStyle

I look forward to the day when Brad beats the record so I can come back to this list and chuckle.

Edited by AjayRaz

oh man, i lol'd hard when i first saw brad's sucide in RF:G XD  
i wonder if he will ever beat it

Posted by JackiJinx

This is the best list I've seen, man. Keep up the awesome job, Brad!

Posted by Besetment

Why does it say the list is in chronological order? It's in the order of shortest to longest time until death. 'Chronological' means earliest to latest.

Posted by Mustard
@Besetment: right, so it's the earliest death, to the latest death. You answered your own question, didn't you?
Posted by W0lfbl1tzers
@Mustard said:

" @Besetment: right, so it's the earliest death, to the latest death. You answered your own question, didn't you? "

 He meant in date not in actual length
Posted by Besetment
@Mustard said:
" @Besetment: right, so it's the earliest death, to the latest death. You answered your own question, didn't you? "
I guess you answered my question about whether or not you knew what chronological meant.
Edited by Mustard
@Besetment: Fine, what would you call the order then?
Posted by LordAndrew
@Mustard: Time from start to death. It doesn't have a fancy name, but it's not incorrect at least.
You don't even have to mention the order if you really don't want to. Due to the nature of the list, the order is implied.
Posted by natetodamax

Fantastic list

Posted by Jost1

Awesome list. Brad rules.

Posted by TheBigBopper

great concept for a list

Posted by Karmann

LOL'd @ this list, literally. Great stuff.

Posted by Sarumarine

This is the greatest thing ever. I hope Brad takes it well. Everytime he dies, it's great entertainment. And really, he's just showing what it's like to play a game when you're not a crazy expert at it. It's . . . educational really. Heh.

Posted by ashogo

Great stuff. Just went and watched Brad's death in Red Faction, and even though I knew it was coming it was pretty funny.

Posted by DanielJW

Haha, this is excellent!

Posted by Matthew

Great list man!!  Top 5 list easy!

Posted by jakob187

Dood, probably one of the awesomest lists on Giant Bomb EVAR!

Posted by Druminator

lol great list! you rule Brad.

Posted by Dethfish

This is a great list. 
 
I feel sorry for Brad though. Hopefully he can laugh at himself a little.

Posted by copycatzen

Best list ever
Posted by guyver0

Excellent List

Posted by SpudzDK

Great list :D Keep it comming, Brad :p
Edited by Crono

One of my favorite lists out there haha
 
Also 16 on the list needs to be moved up one.

Posted by Dudacles

Star Wars and Uncharted 2 ought to be switched around on the list. According to your time, Brad died earlier in Star Wars than he did in Uncharted 2's QL.

Posted by Mustard
@dudacles: woops, fixed. thanx :)
Posted by troy333

Funny list. I'm pretty much like Brad as a gamer.  
 
I die all the time ( That's probably why I like easy games like the new Prince of Persia and the Ratchet and Clank series).     

Posted by ArclightBorealis

First time I've actually seen this list. Good stuff.

Posted by Bouke

Awesome list! I wonder if Brad will be able to break his own record!
Posted by dopeman

excellent, well thought out list.

Posted by Duffyside

We have a new leader. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Quick Look,  49 seconds in, Brad jumps into a goomba and lies about it being someone else's fault.

Posted by Claude
@Duffyside said:
" We have a new leader. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Quick Look,  49 seconds in, Brad jumps into a goomba and lies about it being someone else's fault. "
That was classic... was it not?
Posted by snipeshow_17

haha yes new leader

Posted by JohnnyAutoFire

Lists like this is why this is the best website ever, poor Brad.

Edited by Crushed
@Duffyside said:

" We have a new leader. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Quick Look,  49 seconds in, Brad jumps into a goomba and lies about it being someone else's fault. "

It should be noted that in terms of actual gameplay, Brad technically died a mere 13 seconds into the first level, on the second Goomba in the game. 
 
It's also worth nothing that he died a second time, only 14 seconds later at 1:03, and a third time (putting him out of the game until the others gave him a 1-UP) at 1:41. Meaning that altogether, Brad died three times in under two minutes.
Posted by leky1
@Brad said:
" I would like to point out that dying is common in at least some of these games. :( "
LOL!
Posted by Mustard

figures...
I go on vacation for 3 days and brad decides to set a new record!
 
elle, oh, elle.

Posted by BolognaSoup

Too bad he didn't do the QL for Trials HD.

Posted by fwylo

God of War one? 12:44, Is it possible to set a record of 2 deaths in 2 separate games in one QL?

Edited by Mustard
@fwylo: technically the Quicklook is for the collection. So we'll just give him the 12:44 time for that. Besides, he manages to stave off death in the second one anyways.
Posted by Sanj

Awesome list lol. This is the reason why Brad is an integral part of the Giantbomb crew. He's like the Kenny to Stan, Kyle and Cartman.
Posted by HatKing

This is a pretty awesome list.  This might be my favorite user created content I've read on this site actually.  Keep it up to date... I'll keep coming back to laugh at it.  Usually when I like somebody I root for them to survive... in Brad's case I root for him to die in the most terrible way... but it is out of love.
Posted by Benjamimmy

Best List ever, it must go on for ever!!

Posted by buzz_clik

Ingenious idea for a list. Well played! Uh, no pun intended.

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Posted by KamasamaK

For New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the closing parenthesis should probably be directly after "onto" instead of "Goomba".

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