From a serious point, I'm kind of on the middle-ground in that would-be, awesome, amazing showdown with your brother.
Rare is currently with Microsoft, Microsoft insures Rare a long life. Rare created DKC, DK64, and Banjo. Therefore, Rare = good.
On the downside, siding with Microsoft = not siding with Nintendo, who I've loved for 14 of my 17 long years, since I played SMB for the first time.
On the other hand, Nintendo has broken my heart twice now. Once, by mauling DK into dust, before handing him off to Paon, who tried to clean him up, ad did ok.
A second time, at E3 this year, hoping for amazing (DK, Starfox, F-Zero or Pikmin related) news, we received more "Hey gaiz, we lovez the casual gamers now, GTFO!!!! and Wii Music, and NOT any of the aformentioned series games.
Nintendo still has the Pikmin series though, and since Pikmin 3 was announced, I have a reason to still like them, if only slightly. My two favorite series, DK and Banjo, have been sold or forgotten by Nintendo (well, kind of, for Banjo's point) and my other Favorite series, Pikmin, is Nintendo's only appeal to me right now, because they're going to be mauling Zelda into the ground, using the Wii balance board as a major function for the next game...
So right now, I'm loving my X-Box, I get to finally experience Stop N' Swop's purpose when Nuts and Bolts comes out on the 14th of November, and man, that will rock, and then I get to spend the next 48 hours making the most amazing vehicles ever, (Tank with the barrel on the bottom!!!) and trying to get my stolen moves back from Grunty (or somesuch) and beat the challenges of the LOG. And hang with Jolly, the "interesting" bartender, and good ol' Captain Blubber.
Good times await!
(Oh, and if the online mode for it really is racing/battle with your customized vehicles.... oooooohhhh...yeaaaahhh.... *drool*
WOW I GOT OFF_TOPIC!!!!
Anyway, yeah, lessee those K. Rool renders, Tiptup!