The Long Reach

According to its description on Steam, The Long Reach “misuses stunning pixel art to create gruesome and unsettling images.” Well, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing gruesome or unsettling about these soda machines. Thanks, Pablo!

Dog’s Life

The US release of Dog’s Life for the PS2 includes Frontier soda machines (named after the developer, Frontier Developments). However, the European version swaps in Pedigree branding, which raises the question: Is it a dog food vending machine, or does Pedigree soda exist in the Dog’s Life-iverse?

Thanks to Frank Cifaldi for the submission! Check out the incredible work he’s doing over at The Video Game History Foundation.

Désiré

Désiré is a point-and-click adventure game that describes itself as a critique of “the perverting nature of a consumer, profit-obsessed society.” Why not forget about all that and enjoy a soft drink instead? Thanks for the screenshot, Cornelius!

J.A.W.S

VIDEO GAME SODA MACHINE TRIVIA TIME!

Soda machines are awful at climbing stairs.

THIS HAS BEEN VIDEO GAME SODA MACHINE TRIVIA TIME, BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.A.W.S — AVAILABLE NOW ON STEAM!

The Nations

It’s a scientific fact that kids need caffeine, so it’s a good thing there’s a soda machine outside the schoolhouse in The Nations (a.k.a. Die Völker II), a 2001 RTS. Thanks for the submission, Loser Antbear!

Spy Fox 3: Operation Ozone

This vending machine from Spy Fox 3: Operation Ozone is a bit of a conundrum. It dispenses “canned laughter,” which is essentially a spy gadget disguised as a can of soda. But, it makes a PFFT! sound when opened and sloshes around like there’s liquid inside… so I’m counting it!

Thanks, dj gossip cop!

Californium

Californium is an exploration game loosely based on the life of Philip K. Dick, author of the science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Soda? (later adapted to film as Beverage Runner). Thanks, Cornelius!