The first 15 minutes of Minecraft gives you just enough of a taste of the game's creative potential to keep you enthralled, even though you probably won't survive.
Can You Dig It?
The four kinds of players - symbolized by the suits in a deck of cards - can be found in just about any videogame, even one as straightforward as Minecraft.
As Lego sets become more sophisticated and specific, Minecraft is stepping in to fill the need for sheer, unbridled block-building creativity.
When it's done, the recreation of Oblivion's Imperial City in Minecraft will consume more than a million blocks and countless hours of construction - and be a temptation that griefers will find nearly impossible to resist.