Chris Kohler of Wired had big news yeterday evening: Shuigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's premiere game designer and the crator of mairo, Zelda, Pikmin, Starfox, etc etc, was retiring. Miyamotos' "retirement" was as a high-level exec surpervising those who made games, whcih would let him get down the the nitty-gritty of making an actual game himself, with a small crew of people. If anyone deserved the change to make his own in-house game studio, it's Miyamoto.
But no! After shares of Nintendo dropped two percent, a Nintendo spokesperson told Reuters "This is absolutely not true...There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation."
So for you at home, nothing much has changed. For people in Nintendo, the klaxons are ringing. Miyamoto himself has yet to comment on whether he was misquoted, or -- what seems more likely -- he's being politely asked to reconsider stepping down from his senior post.