It’s always exciting when new gaming consoles get announced. With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S systems released in November, I wasn’t expecting any more big console reveals coming in 2020.
But the end of the year brought a doozy.
Fast food chain KFC on Dec. 22 announced a partnership with Cooler Master, a company known for making components for custom-built gaming PCs, with plans to release the KFConsole, the first video game console with a built-in Chicken Chamber for keeping your chicken warm while you’re playing games.
I’m still not 100% convinced that this isn’t a joke the two companies are pulling on us. I find it hilarious either way.
No release date or price has been given yet, but everything else about the announcement looks very legit.
There are photos of the console itself, which is mostly black and shaped like one of KFC’s chicken buckets. According to the console’s website, it features a custom Cooler Master NC100 chassis, is powered by the Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element, a swapable GPU slot so the system can stay up to date, and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD. All that adds up to a system capable of 4K gaming at up to 240 frames per second that supports the latest ray tracing lighting techniques and is VR compatible.
“This machine is capable of running games at top-level specs, all