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This world-best Devil Daggers run will alter your sanity, self-esteem

Devil Daggers
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Devil Daggers is a first-person, retro backpedal-'em-up set in an unspecified hellplane that released yesterday on Steam after a few months on Greenlight. An average player (like me) might survive between 45 and 60 seconds in this horrific twitch-FPS nightmare, but b0necarver is not average. b0necarver, who I propose we label "The Man Who Circle-Strafed Hell Itself" or "The Michael Jordan of Hell," currently holds the record for the longest run in Devil Daggers, which you can watch in-client through its leaderboard, or in the video above.

Even if you haven't played Devil Daggers yet, the run, which beats its nearest competitor by 51 seconds, borders on hypnotic: the equivalent of watching Satan do 360 noscopes for eight continuous minutes. May we all aspire to such sick, mind-fraying skull slaying.

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.