In the year 2015, Xbox, Sony, and Nintendo formed a partnership. At an undisclosed location in the Nevada desert, three people met, over a bubbling cauldron. They put in an Xbox, a Playstation 2, and a Super Nintendo. Then they began to stir, chanting. Andrew House, the head of Sony's video game division, slit his finger, dripping blood into it. Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind Mario, the Legend of Zelda, and Pikmin, snipped off a bit of his floopy hair and stirred it in. And Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, deposited the upper half goat into it. The fire flickered purple, and the water boiled off. They peered inside, as eldritch smelling smoke wafted from the inside of the cauldron. Inside, they found a pair of black cubes.
They sought to delve where man should not.
They sought to make the ultimate video game.
It's now the year 2025. Their video game/console mix has become one of the most popular in existence. Teams compete on a national level, and almost every school has a club. The cubes, called Holodecks, are used to play games of Brawl. Players press a button, and are instantly reduced to electricity, and absorbed into the machines. From there, they are given forms of their choosing, and duke it out in battlefields called Holosseums. The game has completely taken over the world. Entire presidencies have been decided over a game of Brawl.