It's blocky. It's repetitive. And very, VERY addictive. This is Minecraft.
Minecraft has become a cult hit thanks to its retro, 8-bit style graphics and almost limitless potential to explore and create. There's no fancy gameplay or characters to root for, just a world made-up of 3D cubes where the aim of the game is to build, build, build.
But there's a catch - before you can build you need to acquire your resources. Chop down trees for wood, shear sheep for wool, and mine for the ores and metals you need to construct your house, castle, road... or replica Eiffel Tower!
On PC, Minecraft has two playing modes - Survival and Creative - giving you the choice to worry about things like 'health' or 'hunger' or to just build to your heart's content. The Xbox LIVE version offers a few more tricks including a new crafting interface and split-screen multiplayer, so you can mine and build together.
Play Minecraft today, and it'll be tomorrow before you know it!