They came. They saw. They defeated Diablo 3 in the hardest setting possible.

Blizzard's community manager Bashiok confirmed on Tuesday that Canadian gamer Kripparrian (with help from wizard friend Krippi) was the first person to complete Diablo 3's Inferno difficulty using a high-level character in Hardcore mode.

While some us as are still working on Act I in the Normal "kiddie" difficulty setting (hey, I waited for the Blizzard Launch Blues to subside, thank you very much), he successfully completed the isometric dungeon crawler on its hardest difficulty level using a character that will bring the game to an end if it dies. That means all the loot, all the gear, all that progress... gone. Game over, man. Game over.