I know this will probably come off as dickish considering the situation of people losing jobs and all but Tom McShea's articles were the absolute worst thing ever published. GameSpot will probably thrive a lot more without his insufferably ignorant and baseless negativity he's published on there which really contributed to nothing. I personally felt that it really put a stain on all the awesome work that everyone else has been doing on the site.
I wish all the best to those who got future endeavored. It's too bad GB couldn't hire some of those let go like Justin Calvert. It would not surprise me if some of these individuals find a new job in no time.
Without the prior knowledge of their relationship I'm not sure how much weight of that emotion is carried through by just the one game. But if you're into the origin/story between Cortana & Master Chief (The Fall of Reach novel does a good job of setting that up if you're unfamiliar) then I would have to say that Halo 4 can deliver a pretty emotional story through its conclusion.
@drx25: I heard the Jamie Noble chants loud and clear. I was surprised to see on twitter that so many people misinterpreted it as 'This is awesome/awful' chants. Especially when I couldn't make out the 'Jailbird' chants earlier on in the night which no one else seemed to have trouble hearing.
That being said, if anyone told me that Raw would close out with 'Jamie Noble' chants I'd laugh and call bullshit. I don't recall he ever got that kind of ovation as an active WWE Superstar.