Took the words out of my mouth, the boy is always on YouTube too getting advice on how to make things. Sadly can't comment on the game cos the boy and his sister monopolise the computers. He even wants it on Xbox apparently, fcuk that.
My eldest wanted the subscription. IIRC it was about £17 a year for full access, but when I went online to pay for it, the payment page was on an unsecured url, so I thought '**** giving my bank details to some nerdy (Scandinavian) site without some security'
Just read this month's WIRED mag, and apparently the Minecraft subscriptions are up this year, on last year's. There are more and more people getting into it. And the geek who made it has already earnt £45 million from it! Fecking barsteward.
At risk of sounding like an übergeek, I've played it online and it is indeed very addictive. I don't think you subscribe, just pay one off fee for a username. It's all above board, like, have done it myself. There is a good server that I play on if anyone really wanted to geek it up!