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In 2020, fast food chain KFC added another memorable marketing stunt to their year-end Blitz first it was a KFC mini soap opera titled “A Recipe for Seduction,” now it’s KFConsole, a video game console with a storage area that keeps snacks (chicken) warm
The idea was originally posted on Twitter in June 2020 when the account for KFC Gaming (which is undoubtedly a thing since it’s 2020) posted a video showing a grill-like device in a bucket-shaped console, people were skeptical Is it a marketing stunt or a real game console to be mass-produced for KFC-loving gamers everywhere?
Then on Dec Mark Walton, an Intel spokesman, assured the cautious, “Yeah, it’s real. Yeah, it’s run by Intel. And yeah, it has a chicken warmer”
Yes, it’s real Yes, it’s operated by Intel And yes, it has a chicken warmer 😅 #KFConsole #IntelGaming BildTwittercom / WniXumUZZ2
The Chicken Warming Game Console was the result of a collaboration between KFC and computer hardware maker Cooler Master, and Cooler Master’s announcement about the device includes some specifications but no details about when it would be available to the public or what games would be playable on it According to Cooler Master, the food in the chamber would be kept warm by the game console’s heat and airflow system. The announcement also suggests that the so-called “chicken chamber” is a patented invention. We told Cooler Master about the existence of this patent on Twitter, but none Received answer
On the one hand, a game console enhanced by Chicken Chamber and manufactured by a fast-food chicken company is an objectively absurd concept. On the other hand, Mario Lopez – in the character as young Colonel Sanders – once spoke the words “Don’t call me crouton “on a Lifetime channel mini soap opera produced by the same fast-food chicken company. Since the product has not yet been released, all we need to do is make public statements from the companies allegedly involved in the project: KFC, Cooler Master, Intel, ASUS and Seagate
KFC corporate headquarters posted a press release on December 22, 2020 as part of the “Official Launch of the KFConsole in Collaboration with Cooler Master.” A spokesperson for Cooler Master, who hosts the landing page for the KFConsole product, will also appear in the press release cited as saying that the company “took the chance to get involved and join the console war. In addition to tweeted by its spokesman Walton, Intel told CNN that they had nothing to add to the details provided by KFC and Cooler Master,” and Snopes turned to ASUS and Seagate for comment but received no response
Since KFC has been shown to have ridiculous-sounding marketing ideas and at least three of the companies involved in the product have confirmed its existence, we cautiously rate the claim that KFC developed a game console for heating chickens as “correct.”
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