_summer

_summer

The soda machine in the background of this screenshot from _summer for the PlayStation 2 has shot straight to the top of my collection. No, literally — the underscore places it first alphabetically. [Source]

Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw is a detective game set on the Internet as we knew it (more or less) in the 1990s. Kotaku describes it as “a work of genius,” and it’s hard to disagree when you witness the subtle artfulness with which this soda machine is incorporated into the mise-en-scène.

Thanks for the screenshot, Ben!

Chobits: Atashi Dake no Hito

Chobits

The opening cinematic from Chobits: Atashi Dake no Hito for the Game Boy Advance features the protagonist walking by a pair of soda machines as he exits a konbini. In the next scene, he finds an abandoned persocom — a personal computer in human form — in a pile of garbage. As one does.

Virtual Novel

Virtual Novel

Enroll at Takayama High School in Virtual Novel, an upcoming adventure game that combines the storytelling potential of a visual novel with the immersion of virtual reality and the refreshment of an ice-cold soda to craft an exhilarating gameplay experience.