Some people collect video games. Some people collect vending machines (at least those with big garages or zero housemates). And some people collect video game vending machines. No, not machines that dispense copies of Call of Duty. If you’ve ever been immersed in a first person shooter that takes place in any semblance of our reality, you’ve likely noticed the attention to every detail. For example, games like the Grand Theft Auto series are famous for having customized radio stations you can jam to while cruising in a stolen car.
One all-important element of populating a faux-real world environment? Vending machines. And as NPR reports, political science professor and amateur game designer Jess Morrissette of West Virginia has taken it upon himself to document any and every virtual vending machine he can find.
Why isn't there a Tumblr consisting entirely of screenshots of soda machines from video games? pic.twitter.com/9PnbhYEzgI— Decaffeinated Jedi (@decafjedi) August 11, 2016
Wow, this video game soda machine Tumblr is gonna be great! pic.twitter.com/lU1Y3SUlIe— Decaffeinated Jedi (@decafjedi) August 11, 2016