The First Mondays Event Series is a campus-wide forum that aims to engage all members of the CC community, including students, staff, administrators and faculty. The series creates opportunities for the whole community to gather, encouraging everyone to be part of the intellectual life of the college, and facilitating discourse among students, faculty, and staff, across courses, disciplines, and divisions. Blake Harris and Gail Tilden will discuss the battle between Sega and Nintendo to be the best in gaming in the early 90s, otherwise known as the great battle between Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario. The discussants will focus on how Sega's Blast processing blew up Nintendo's well plumbed gaming machine. This lecture was presented at Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, October 27, 2014.