1: Josh Cried After The Novelist

For the first episode of the Xbox Best Friends Podcast we discuss Destiny’s cut story, our thoughts on Halo 5 pre-release, Harmonix reviewing Rock Band 4 on Amazon, and Microsoft’s unwillingness to report Xbox One sales numbers.

Stories covered:

Xbox Wireless Elite Controller Releases This Tuesday
(Old news report) http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-elite-controller-release-date-confirmed/1100-6430798/
Destiny’s Iron Banner Bugs
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/98760/20151023/bungie-admits-destiny-iron-banner-and-crucible-loot-drops-botched-by-bug-promises-a-fix-next-week.htm
Kotaku Report on Destiny’s Story
http://kotaku.com/the-messy-true-story-behind-the-making-of-destiny-1737556731
Halo 5: Guardians PreOrder Downloads Possibly Broken
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/12/30/do-not-pre-order-halo-5-guardians-9-months-early/
Harmonix Employee’s Review Their Own Game on Amazon
(Original Reddit Thread) – https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/3pojjj/harmonix_employees_have_been_posting_rave_reviews/
(News Article Referenced) – http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/22/9592120/harmonix-caught-reviewing-rock-band-4-on-amazon
Eric Neustadter, one of Xbox Live’s creators, leaves Microsoft after 14 ½ Years
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-10-26-xbox-live-architect-eric-neustadter-leaves-microsoft
Microsoft Shifts From Reporting Consoles Sold/Shipped to Xbox Live Active Users
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/257248/Microsoft_shifts_to_touting_Xbox_Live_user_counts_over_console_sales.php
Upcoming Game Releases
http://kotaku.com/the-week-in-games-my-little-halo-1738580370

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1: Josh Cried After The Novelist