As the video game industry has grown, the mainstream media’s coverage of the medium has certainly improved – but that hasn’t prevented the LA Times from dropping a clanger of epic proportions in its piece about E3 2014. Our friends over at Nintendo Life spotted a photograph from today’s paper, insinuating that the House of Mario is behind Sony’s new ‘Glacier White’ themed PlayStation 4.

Unless we’ve missed something, of course, that’s absolute nonsense, as the Japanese giant announced the console as part of a Destiny bundle during its Sony branded showcase earlier in the week. As our Legend of Zelda obsessed colleagues point out, the two companies did collaborate many years ago, but a bit of corporate backstabbing led to PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi assembling his own console constructing crew and going it alone. The result was the world beating PSone.

With the arrival of Microsoft on the scene, Sony and Nintendo aren’t quite the fierce competitors that they once were – but we certainly can’t see them collaborating again anytime soon. Still, if the Wii U maker fancies porting Mario Kart 8 to the PS4, we certainly won’t complain...

[via twitter.com, nintendolife.com]