Minecraft is a big hit with my family. My kids and I play together on the Pocket edition creating all sorts of buildings. It keeps us entertained for hours, and hours. It’s the one game I don’t mind the kids spending all that time ((Why parents love Minecraft - The Verge)) as I see it no different to the hours I spent playing with Lego as a child.
Microsoft buying Minecraft for $2.5 billion might seem like a strange deal to some but let’s face it who would have the capital to buy the 3rd biggest game ((Best selling games across all platforms - Wikipedia)) of all time and further build it. More importantly the new Microsoft are starting to embrace the benefits of going multi-platform with Office applications for iPad (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and the soon to be released Office for Android suite. I’m not worried that they will make it a Windows Phone or Xbox exclusive, there is too much money to turn down.