Bud Light Announces Its Own Next-Gen Console, And It Looks Incredible

The "BL6" is the first-ever beer-cooled gaming PC; it includes multiple Bandai Namco fighting games and more; all proceeds will go to charity.

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Beer company Bud Light has announced its own next-generation gaming console, well, sort of, and it's all for a good cause. The BL6, as it's called, is a new "console" that the beer company says "won't overheat or spew smoke ... even if you vape near it."

Dubbed the "coolest console ever," the BL6 features a "high-powered gaming PC" that comes pre-loaded with various Bandai Namco fighting games like Tekken 7 and SoulCalibur VI, along with RBI Baseball 20 and Broforce. It also comes with two specially designed controllers that bear the BL6 name.

The system is cooled by ...beer, or, as Bud Light puts it, "A one-of-a-kind first-ever beer cooling system." The console also comes with a 720p ASUS projector so you can play games wherever you are.

The BL6 will be tough to get, as it's only sold through an auction on ShopBeerGear.com, with very limited availability. The current high bid is already above $1,800 USD. Bidding will run until November 20.

This is not a cash grab, as Bud Light is donating all proceeds to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation's "Change is on the Menu" campaign. This is aiming to help support restaurant workers affected by COVID.

Bud Light also released a spec sheet that compares the BL6 to "The X" and "The Five," and the chart is pretty hilarious. Check it out below.

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Go to the BL6 website to learn more about this highly unusual console. Alternatively, you can buy both an Xbox Series X and a PlayStation 5 for that money--keep an eye out for a chance to buy Microsoft's system on Black Friday, and hopefully the PS5 will be restocked too.

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