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KFC Releases A Gaming PC… Seriously

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 24, 2020 by itnerd

KFC unveiled what they’re calling the KFConsole — a VR-ready high-end gaming PC that comes with a built-in chicken warmer.

Back in June, just after the PS5 reveal, KFC released a ridiculous trailer for the KFConsole, but everyone just figured they were joking. Turns out, they were dead serious. KFC, the chicken place, has teamed up with Cooler Master and launched a gaming console capable of 4K and 240FPS. The joint press release doesn’t mention a price or release date, but I’ve reached out for clarification and will update this article if I hear back. 

The complete specs haven’t been revealed, but we know it’s got an Intel Nuc 9 CPU, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD, and judging from the prominence of “ray tracing” in the marketing from Cooler Master, an Nvidia GPU. Cooler Master also says the KFConsole has “a first of its kind hot swappable GPU slot” for easy upgrades. But who really cares about all that when it’s got a chamber to keep your fried chicken warm?

Who precisely asked for this? I didn’t. I don’t know any gamers who asked for this? And isn’t this going to get covered in grease? But to be serious a second, this sounds like a pretty top end gaming PC and in other circumstances, I might say that gamers should run out and get one. But this seems to be more of a marketing stunt than anything else.