1,021 Reasons Why This Family Built a Computer Just to Play Minecraft

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set, allowing players to make everything from villages to scaled models of Star Trek's Starship Enterprise.

John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's love of the game into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter Kaia, 10, and Natalie, 8, built a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to Minecraft.

Keefe got to spend time with his daughters (and got his other computer back) and they got all the Minecraft they could ever want. The girls also got a useful lesson in building hardware in case they want to put together another computer for the next big video game that comes along.

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Produced by:

Andrew Dunn, Topher Forhecz, Alex Goldmark and Daniel P. Tucker


Charlie Herman


John Keefe

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.