Minecraft! Oh boy! Has it ever taken off. I remember months ago when my little brother started playing - I remember watching him play this game and thinking, wow, if I ever played this game it very well could suck a lot of time out of my life. And so... I waited to get it, and waited a little more, and a little more. Now it's even bigger than before and I couldn't wait anymore! The time to lose my free time is now.
I finally got Minecraft :D and I love every bit of it. It's exploring, crafting, and building mechanics are simple, and addictive. It's like lego on steroids.. which you can then run around in. Plus, fighting zombies, exploring dangerous caves for rare materials, what more could there be!? But there's much more, and it's only in Beta! Picking up your copy now can save you some money, you'll get to play right away, and will get the full game when it comes out! OH, did I mention multiplayer?! :)
It doesn't really have instructions, but it's pretty easy to pick up once you get into it. Just read the controls, and if you're really stuck there's a super helpful Minecraft Wiki!
Using Cartographer you can make a maps and full renders of your Minecraft world... so here's mine! :D
A couple of the things I took a screenshot of were built after i took the map render, but just click to get a bigger look!
Now take a look at this and have a laugh. Minecraft :D