Ride 2

“Over 170 bikes are the undisputed protagonists of the new chapter of this long-waited two-wheel racing game,” claims the official product description for Ride 2. If that’s true, how do you explain the fact that I’m far more interested in what these soda machines have to offer?

Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!

Life Up Here

Life Up Here describes itself as “Animal Crossing meets Grand Theft Auto,” which is a compelling elevator pitch if I’ve ever heard one. The laundry room vending machine pictured here dispenses soda, lemonade, water, and speed-boosting NRG Soda.

Mind’s Eye

Maybe the familiar taste of your favorite soft drink will jog a few lost memories in Mind’s Eye, an amnesic adventure game from 2005. Thanks for calling this one to my attention, Cornelius.


Nurse Soda_Detective takes a break from her shift at the hospital to enjoy a refreshing soda in MeepCity, a Roblox social hangout game inspired by Disney’s Toontown MMO from the early 2000s.

I was watching a MeepCity Let’s Play video on YouTube with my daughter when the player ran past this soda machine. So, I guess my daughter deserves credit for helping me track it down.

The Sims 2: Apartment Life

“After a long day of shopping or working out, everyone enjoys a nice cold refreshing drink. Take a break and quench your thirst with a chillin’ soda from the ‘Kooler than Ice’ Vending Machine. Aaaaah… burp… Now that’s a soda pop!” — The Sims 2: Apartment Life

The blue variation pictured below is already in the archive, but I thought I’d post it again alongside its “Kooler than Ice” brethren. [Source]

Apartment Life’s vending machines even showed up as a feature on its packaging…


I’m bummed out that arena shooter Capsular jumped on the name USoda before I could launch my subscription-based video game soda streaming service. Thanks for letting me know about this one, Cornelius!