Video Game Soda Machine Project Files 500th Machine

Bless The Video Game Soda Machine Project’s curator Jess Morrissette for putting together such an interesting collection of items and then taking the time to make sure they’re all housed at a respectable location, now on their own website. Even more impressive than that is the fact that it’s catalogued its 500th soda machine.

Yes, it’s a project all about gathering and documenting soda machines found throughout the video game landscape, and it couldn’t be cooler.

The latest machines appear to have been caught in a pre-release version of Half-Life, and there’s a delicious Fruitopia machine depicted there. I haven’t had that since my trip to Toronto to test out Splinter Cell Blacklist. Fantastic memories, since it’s not sold in my area of the United States, disappointingly enough. I’m happy to see it live on in the form of Half-Life.

At any rate, rats off to Morrisette and his efforts. There’s an impressive collection here that you can view, add comments to, and search if the mood strikes you. Personally, I’d love to know if any other games featured Fruitopia machines. If you have Fruitopia, please send it all to me. I am wasting away and Fruitopia is the only cure.


  1. gwop_the_derailer says:

    May this collection continue to grow into the distant future.

  2. Neurotic says:

    Funnily enough, I just made a soda machine and a sweets+crisps machine for Project Highrise. :D

  3. decafjedi says:

    @Brittany: I have SoBe and Vitaminwater vending machines in the archive, but I’m afraid that’s the only Fruitopia. ;)

  4. April March says:

    It couldn’t be cooler, no less refreshing.

  5. Layabout says:

    Started HL1 again last night and while down to 50 health in the opening scenes I decided to replenish via the soda machine. Clicking one button gets you one health so each machine gets you 7 health or thereabouts. However in the rip-off mesa research lab canteen clicking all 7 buttons at once only gets you one health even though you hear 7 can dispensing sounds.

    Outraged and disgusted.