1984, Japan. Sony and Philips have been in discussion for weeks on how to best harness the power of their new invention, the Compact Disc.
Philips are adamant the CD should be best harnessed for encyclopaedias and reference texts, given their immense amounts of data, while Sony believed videogames are where the data-dense discs were headed. These differences led them to part ways in the partnership: Sony formed their Imagesoft division, now infamous for its terrible movie-to-game adaptation of the Schwarzenegger classic Cliffhanger and a range of other bad titles for the Sega CD (Really, what on the Sega CD wasn't bad), while Philips began working on the set of standards that later evolved into the CD-i.
|Disclaimer: Not a real game|