I am MG Spada, but go right on ahead and call me Mike. I love video games and have since an early age. I currently hold a Bachelor's of Science in Game Art & Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh's Online Division. Don't worry, it was totally not a "tighten up the graphics on level 3" kind of school.
Ultimately I would like to write in relation to games somehow. Be it writing the stories of games, writing reviews and editorials, or updating my Facebook status about video games professionally, I just want to write.
My Top 10 Games of All Time
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of Liberty
2. Portal 2
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
6. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
7. Super Mario World
8. We <3 Katamari
9. ToeJam and Earl 2: Panic on Funkatron
10. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
I'm also a rapper, sketch comedy actor/writer/producer, and I host a wrestling podcast. None of these things are successful.
For those of you that don't know, which is most of you since I don't post to this lovely community nearly as much as I'd like to, I have a hip-hop comedy act known as MC Wateva. I portray an incredibly ignorant youth who raps and waxes hip-hopic on the world around him. Occasionally I have taken the opportunity to bring MC Wateva off the microphone and onto the, uh, microphone, well, not rapping. Yeah.
Anyhow, my friend Brett McCabe of The Early Show with Niki and Sarah and I got together and interviewed Dan Silvers of Lantana Games, a Boston area indie game developer, about his company, their products, and their future. It's a fun little interview that, while I distract the shit out of him, contains a pretty solid discussion about indie gaming and game development. Check it out!