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


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.



Photographs, an upcoming narrative puzzle-’em-up, welcomes us to the 1985 International Qualifiers! Once you’ve qualified, head downstairs, dive into a tray of cafeteria food, and treat yourself to an ice-cold, refreshing drink from the soda machine in the stairwell.

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? launched earlier today, and I tracked the criminal mastermind to Tokyo, Japan. Since the game is built around Google Earth’s satellite imagery and Street View tech, you know what that means…

Every outdoor soda machine in Tokyo is now fair game for The Video Game Soda Machine Project! I’m going to do my best to limit myself to just a few.

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Fallout 76

Fallout 76 - Wild Appalachia

Fallout 76’s Wild Appalachia update dropped today, and I noticed something interesting in the game’s new intro movie. Let’s take a closer look…

Fallout 76 Closeup

I debated whether it was some kind of miniature Nuka-Cola vending machine or simply a soda fountain, but then I saw this in the Wild Appalachia gameplay trailer…

Fallout 76 Player Vending

Player vending hasn’t gone live yet, so once this actually shows up in Fallout 76, I’ll scope it out myself and get a more definitive answer on its soda machine status. Stay tuned!

Dunk Lords

Dunk Lords

Dunk Lords is an upcoming two-on-two basketball beat-’em-up, and the developer was kind enough to send me this screenshot of the Mega Quaff Power Drink machine featured on one of the courts. “Quaff” is one of my absolute favorite words in the English language, so this scores big with me. Thanks, Dunk Lords!