If you have kids in your life - children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews - odds are you've heard about Minecraft. My son, Ian, absolutely loves the fun, retro game where players call the shots with no rules.
Basically, the game lets you build your own world made completely out of blocks. It gives the game a chunky, vintage look that's been a big hit with kids. Players start by creating structures to protect their character from monsters. Then, they can team up with other players to venture into new worlds and build tons of new stuff.
I think kids love the game so much because there aren't any rules to follow. If they can imagine it, odds are they can build it with their blocks and Minecraft. Originally, the game was only offered on PC. But, it has now expanded to gaming consoles and Apple and Android gadgets, encouraging even more players to pour in.
But now there could be another big change in store for this fan favorite that has some players up in arms. A giant tech company is now in talks to buy Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft. And, it's willing to spend a lot of money to do it. But, if Minecraft's success continues, will this look like a smart investment in the long run?