The story of Kripparian becoming the first player to beat the game in Hardcore mode is currently trending third most popular on the BBC news site.
Congratulations Kripp, fantastic achievement!
It's also very interesting how popular the story is. We've heard over the years various claims that gaming is a niche hobby, for geeks. Clearly it's a significant part of mainstream culture.
The BBC however still classifies this story as a Technology story, some kind of computer thingy, not as a culture story. I wonder when, if ever, they'll enter the twenty-first century.