The one-hit kill is the ultimate middle finger to any opposing player, a demonstration that your skills are so incredible (or your tactics so incredibly cheap). You earn yourself bragging rights, as well as the seething scorn of your enemies. But watch out! That same punishment can be meted against you at any time.
Corridor Digital's latest video is a game of one-upmanship, a string of successive VG icons battling it out to see who is the ultimate instakill dick. Ghost from Modern Warfare 2, Master Chief, a Combine soldier, and several others attempt to get the drop on one another. It all builds up to the ultimate act of dickery from any videogame ever -- you know the one.
Art of the Instakill [YouTube]