Those of you who read our Rumour Harvest article from yesterday will no doubt be aware that a selection of impressive-looking images purporting to be screenshots and tech demos from Nintendo's next-gen Revolution console recently found their way onto the internet. But now, with a certain inevitability, they've been revealed as fakes, and pretty good ones at that.
It's emerged that the two leaks that spawned the shots originated from a poster on the newsground message boards and a French games site, only for the screens to find their way onto various blogging sites. From there (as these things do), the offending images spread like wildfire, until the poster from the newsground message boards confessed some images he submitted of an alleged Revolution controller were Photoshopped fakes. As for the screens from the French games site, they were discovered soon after to be taken from a render gallery using Splutterfish Brazil rendering software.
Which all means that Nintendo fans may well have to look towards September now, when it's widely expected that Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata, will confirm more details about the machine at the forthcoming Tokyo Game Show.