Pepsi’s World Cup Edition Vending Machines: Play Soccer Video Game, Win Free Beverage (Video)
Here’s the good news for all you Pepsi lovers out there: this summer, in certain locations, it’s not going to cost you anything to get yourself a refreshing, ice-cold Pepsi Cola.
Now here’s the bad news: there are only twenty such locations, and to get your free Pepsi you’re going to have to look like a total idiot.
Let me explain. You see, to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Pepsi has created the world’s first video game vending machines utilizing Xbox Kinect technology. Walk up, select the famous soccer player you want to be—Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Aguero, David Luuiz, Jack Wilshere—juggle a virtual soccer ball for 30 seconds, get a free beverage.
So far they’ve scattered 20 such machines across the U.S. and Europe, and apparently they’re planning on shipping more. The above photo is from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Take a look:
Of course, the irony here is that the better you get, the more Pepsi you drink. And the more Pepsi you drink, the worse you get.