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BL6

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History[edit]

Announced by the Bud-Light brand of Anheuser-Busch on November 17th, 2020, a single BL6 console was put up for auction to raise money for the Change is On the Menu charity program.[1][2][3][4]

According to some reviewers, a small number of BL6 exist[5] instead of just one.

Technology[edit]

Compute[edit]

The BL6 is powered by a Intel Core i7-1065G7.[5] The i7-1065G7 is a 64 bit mobile processor with four cores and eight threads with eight megabytes of cache and made on a 10nm process with a 15 watt TDP.[6] By default the processor is clocked at 1.30 gigahertz and turbos to 3.90 gigahertz[6], but it is unknown what clock speed the processor in the BL6 actually uses.

The Intel Core i7-1065G7 includes an Intel Iris Plus Graphics GPU with a base clock of 300 megahertz and a turbo clock of 1.10 gigahertz.[6]

The BL6 has 16 gigabytes of RAM.[5]

Hardware[edit]

The primary display is a built in Asus ZenBeam projector, which projects a 720p resolution 500 lumen image.[5][7]

For cooling internals, two fans are concealed as cans in the six pack.[5]

The console has twin aluminum beer coozies built into the unit with active peltier thermoelectric cooling and polystyrene insulation to keep beer cold.[1][7]

The BL6 battery can power the system for two hours.[7]

Buttons on the bottom rim of the console include power, +, -, and brightness.[7] The BL6 appears to have HDMI out, two USB ports, and a power in jack that takes a C7/C8 coupler.[7]

All hardware is enclosed in the form factor of a six pack of beer.[8] Ventilation holes are arranged in groups of two wide and three high like a six pack.[7] The chassis of the console was 3D printed.[7]

Software[edit]

The BL6 runs Windows 10 as it's operating system[5], with the custom BL(OS) or BLOS interface running on top of it.[7]

Controllers[edit]

The BL6 sports two BL6 branded 8Bitdo N30 Pro+ controllers, which two compartments on the console can hold when not in use.[5]

Game library[edit]

  • Tekken 7[1]
  • R.B.I. Baseball 20[1]
  • Soul Calibur VI[1]
  • BroForce[7]

Flashlight Freeze Tag[edit]

A BL6 exclusive game about hitting other players with the BL6 projector beam.[7]

Six Puck[edit]

An BL6 exclusive air hockey game themed around Bud Light.[7]

References[edit]

  1. a b c d e "BL6: The Coolest* Console Ever" (in en). https://www.shopbeergear.com/products/bl6-the-coolest-cooler-ever. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  2. "Bud Light Releases Its Own 6-Pack Gaming Console". https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/bud-light-anheuser-busch-beer-cooler-bl6-tekken-7-asus-projector-console. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  3. "Bud Light Announces Its Own Next-Gen Console, And It Looks Incredible". https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bud-light-announces-its-own-next-gen-console-and-it-looks-incredible/1100-6484555/. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  4. "Bud Light put a PC and a projector inside a six-pack, for charity" (in en). https://www.engadget.com/bud-light-bl6-game-console-projector-143514442.html. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  5. a b c d e f g "Meet the BL6, Bud Light’s Game Console" (in en). https://www.pcmag.com/news/meet-the-bl6-bud-lights-game-console. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  6. a b c "Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz) Product Specifications" (in en). https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/196597/intel-core-i7-1065g7-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3-90-ghz.html. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  7. a b c d e f g h i j k "Bud Light BL6 Gaming Console". https://www.budlight.com/bl6. Retrieved 22 November 2020. 
  8. Stephen, Bijan (17 November 2020). "Bud Light made a video game console that also cools two beers" (in en). https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/17/21571448/bud-light-bl6-console-tekken-soulcalibur. Retrieved 22 November 2020.