Chase McCain sizes up a tropical-themed soda machine in LEGO City: Undercover. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!
Dexter shares his analysis of the swimming pool crime scene with Lieutenant Batista, while a soda machine lurks in the background like some kind of Dark Passenger. [Source]
It’s easy to get addicted to the great taste of Crack-Cola in Hellforces, a 2002 zombie shooter for Windows. [Source]
This vending machine is from human vs. dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage Extinction. Increase your vigor to defeat the terrible lizards!
This next one looks a little more like a snack machine, but there’s “Phoenix Food & Drink” branding on the side and cans of soda on the nearby table, so I’m rolling with it!
Poor dino looks like he fell asleep guarding the vending machine. That’s some outstanding environmental storytelling. Thanks for the screenshots, Cornelius!
Say what you will about Dr. Otto Octavius, but you have to give him credit for stocking his laboratory with Quality Soda in Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. Thanks for the screenshot, Pablo!
This next soda machine appeared during Siege’s Outbreak event earlier this year. I wasn’t able to find a screenshot that showcased the entire machine, but I did find these helpful instructions… [Source]
In case you can’t make it out, here’s a transcription:
Insert Coin Here
If you are fixin to pour some fizzy water in your pie hole follow instructions that follow mo-fo. Insert your damn coin in the damn slot. Make your selection. Take product and drinky drinky.
Jeez, that seems a little aggressive. Finally, here’s a fun glitch where a Siege player spawns inside a soda machine. [Source]
I haven’t seen someone meld with a soda machine like this since Geist on the GameCube.
I blasted my way through a mess hall full of facehuggers to snap a screenshot of these vending machines from Alien Trilogy, a 1996 DOS shooter. Curiously, they closely resemble the soda machines from 2013’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. Is there a vending machine somewhere in the Alien films they’re both referencing?
Yakuza Kiwami 2 slaps a fresh coat of paint on the PS2 original, including these scintillating soda machines. Thanks for the screenshots, Gus!
Jet Cola is back and better than ever in the new remastered Shenmue! Let’s take a closer look…
Thanks for the screenshots, Brian!
I appreciate Forestry 2017’s conceit that “use chainsaw” is an unvarying prospect in the mind of the lumberjack — even when interacting with a soda machine. Thanks for the screenshot, Chris!
Captain Blue discovers a soda machine 2,000,000 leagues under the sea in Viewtiful Joe for the GameCube. Thanks for the tip, Officer_Dan!
It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 is off to a hackin’ good start with two soda machines appearing in the first ten minutes of today’s gameplay reveal video. Best of all, we can be certain these screenshots will 100% represent the final look of the game!
Speaking of Nicola, CD Projekt Red handed out these promotional soda cans at E3 2018.
Check out this hauntingly beautiful Solar Soda machine from Call of Duty: Ghosts. Oh, and while I don’t formally induct coffee vending machines into the Video Game Soda Machine Project’s collection, I couldn’t resist sharing this awesome Sirene Coffee machine.
Thanks for the screenshots, GinsuVictim!
Nothing takes your mind off a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland like a refreshing soft drink in 35MM. Thanks for the screenshot, Tanukitsune!
The new Busan map hit Overwatch’s Public Test Region earlier today, and it features these awesome D.Va-endorsed Nano Cola machines! Blizzard also released concept art of the soda machine and other assorted Nano Cola stuff.
Meanwhile, these drink machines appear in the MEKA pilot cafeteria (along with a pair of touchscreen soda fountains).
I’m excited that we’re finally getting some lore on Overwatch’s soda cans in the latest animated short. Specifically, they talk!
Inspecting some soda machines that look like they just stepped out of a PS1 game in retro horror thriller Power Drill Massacre. Thanks for the screenshot, r3l0z!
These drink machines from PS4 cyberpunk adventure NORTH look like they’ve spent a couple of years at the bottom of the ocean. Thanks for the screenshot, Chris!
Touhou Luna Nights is a Metroidvania game that just hit Early Access, complete with snazzy soda machines. As an added bonus, you receive a few pieces of gold if you successfully drop the empty cans into the recycling bin! Thanks for the screenshot, Dominic!
Ho ho ho! It seems old Saint Nick left a cola machine under the Christmas tree in this rather depressing bar from first-person explore ’em up ShadowSide. Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius. [Source]
I don’t recommend shaking down the vending machines in Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass for cash. You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.
Honestly, a gorilla crushing lightning bolts sounds pretty awesome. Put me down for a six-pack of Xtreme Thunder.
Later in the game, there’s also a high-level version of the Vendotron called the Vendomax. In addition to snacks, it vends Boom Pop and Energy Rex.
Thanks for the screenshots, Dominic!