But now that you are reading this, it is too late.
If you don’t have a tween/teen/young adult around the house, you are probably living your life in utter bliss, knowing nothing about a mythical figure called Herobrine, or things called creepers, or the vast network of people who are utterly obsessed with this video game.
Like my son.
I like to think of it as Lego on steroids. The main principle of the game, as far as I can tell, is for you to survive and build your own world that can encompass pretty much anything that can be represented by blocks. There are attacks on your personal kingdom by things called creepers and other things called zombies that you are probably more familiar with. And uh, I think that is pretty much it in a nutshell. Survive, build, defend, and build some more.
And did you know there are homemade videos on YouTube that represent hundreds and hundreds of hours of work on the part of the people who created the custom worlds for each one? And that many of them have millions and millions of views, some of them even more than Jennifer Lopez?
Here are a couple of the better ones…
It is somewhat jarring for me to admit that all of these are actually quite enjoyable to watch.