Beyond Gaming Industries Wants to Turn PS4s and Xbox Ones Into Armored Spider Tanks

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I’m a bit choosy when it comes to posting about Kickstarter projects, mainly because it’s just too difficult to sort through the masses and figure out which games and products are legitimate and worthy of backing consideration. But when the announcement for the gaming accessory I’m about to show you appeared in my inbox earlier this morning, I knew I had to share it instead of giving it a glance and promptly deleting it like a lot of other Kickstarter pitches.

Introducing the S.I.D. — short for System Integrated Dock — a customizable, all-in-one console docking station for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, designed by Sid Garrand of Beyond Gaming Industries in the style of a spider mech or walking battle tank as might be seen in a sci-fi movie or video game.

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The S.I.D. features a cooling fan, LED under glow lighting, a USB charging port, and tough armor plating for maximum console protection. The functionality is nice, but the accessory earns major cool factor points for its interchangeable parts which turn the dock into a gamer geek’s dream toy. Each dock kit will include articulated walker legs, tank tracks, and a top-side mech pod with an assortment of weapon attachments like box rockets, a howitzer cannon and a minigun.

Beyond Gaming Industries has set a funding goal of $155K with a projected release date of December 2014. If successfully funded, the future of the S.I.D. is open to unlimited possibilities for expansion through LEGO-esque accessory packs and other add-ons such as dual charging docks, custom nameplates, headset holders, and potentially even a mountable LCD display.

Watch the Kickstarter pitch video below to learn more.

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