One of the world's best video gamers has been left a broken wreck after attempting to complete one of the hardest video games ever made in front of a live audience.
The game, named I Wanna Be The Guy Gaiden, was made specially for the Evo 2012 fighting game tournament.
Resembling Super Mario Brothers, but specifically intended to be virtually impossible to complete, it tricks gamers into almost unbearable cruel methods of death, pain and humiliation.
Platforms which appear stable fall into the sea. Monsters appear from nowhere. Vital game mechanics are unexplained and giant jetliners fall from the sky to crush your character seemingly at random.
The player forced to endure the game ('Floe') spent three hours trying to complete it. Each of his many, many attempts to make it through the game ended in horrible failure.
Luckily - as pointed out by CVG - watching him fail is quite entertaining. Take a look (the action starts about 15 minutes in) above.
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