This Torontoist was at a very busy house party last weekend and discovered that there were roughly only four topics of conversation anyone would discuss: God of War II, Facebook, 300, and the Nintendo Wii. Particularly the Nintendo Wii. Does this mean Torontoist only goes to dorky parties? Not really; it was a fairly even cross section of Torontonians (we promise!).
So, with the Wii on everyone’s lips but in almost noone’s shopping carts (what with it selling out the minute new stock arrives) your best bet to get your hands on one might be Nintendo’s new sweepstakes The Art of Wii. Held in conjunction with Magic Pony, you can win one of six unique hand-painted Nintendo Wiis, with the first four decorated by Gary Taxali, Hoi-An Tang, punk group illScarlett and (our favourite, possibly because it’s the most video-gamey) Arnold Tsang of Udon Entertainment. There are two more designs still to be revealed, mysteriously!
Sony’s opposing contest, “The Art of PS3” has unfortunately been canceled, because painting a PS3 would take roughly as long as doing the roof of the Sistine Chapel (we’re kidding).