Hindsight Reach

After a book-related hiatus, Forward Unto Dawn’s Halo: Reach hindsight series has been updated. Defend an ONI installation and meet a long-awaited face in the mission “Sword Base”.

Isaac and Dave discuss their PAX experiences, Lockout in Halo 2 Anniversary and the Master Chief Collection. Show notes and listening options at forwarduntodawn.com/fudcast14a.

Sometimes Isaac craves another outlet for his rampant speculation. And sometimes he just wants to utter the phrase “futuristic space condom.” Luckily Dust Storm had Isaac and TDSpiral on Podtacular to discuss Halo: Nightfall.. You can listen here.

FUD members have also appeared on Podtacular Episodes 396, 277, 289, 303, and 327. Fill your ears with Halo goodness.

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The FUD crew discuss Halo 5, Halo 2 Anniversary, terminals, Nightfall, and Waypoint’s mysterious Catalog. Show notes and listening options at forwarduntodawn.com/fudcast14.

The FUD crew discusses Mortal Dictata, the final Karen Traviss book, as well as discussing their overall thoughts on the completed trilogy. We also discuss Escalation, and where the story goes from here. Show notes and listening options at forwaruntodawn.com/fudcast13.


FUD sat down Forgers Petetheduck and Nillapuddin to discuss Halo‘s Forge, its strengths and weaknesses, and where the game mode goes from here.

Dust Storm’s eminent Halo podcast had David and Isaac back on the show to discuss Halo: Glasslands. You can listen here. Dani sadly couldn’t join in, but you can hear his thoughts in audio form in the FUDcast’s second episode from June 2012. FUD members have also appeared on Podtacular Episodes 277, 289, 303, and 327. Fill your ears with Halo goodness.

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In 2011, FUD interviewed Jeremy Patenaude, formerly of Ascendant Justice and now a writer at 343 Industries, about his work on Halo: The Essential Visual Guide. Microsoft has just released a new edition, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, and this time we talked to another person involved. Though not a 343i employee, Halo fan Stephen Loftus has played an important role in both volumes of the guide. We are thankful for the opportunity to speak with him about his part in the production. [Read On…]

Hindsight Reach

On today, the third anniversary of the release of Halo: Reach, we’re pleased to launch a new retrospective series, “Hindsight: Reach”. We’ll be going through the campaign, focusing on the design, the combat, and the fictional underpinnings of the world of Reach as the battle rages. The series kicks off with entries for “Noble Actual” and “Winter Contingency”.

Episode 12 of the Forward Unto Dawn podcast is now live!

Dani, Isaac, and Dave belatedly talk about the Halo 5 teaser, Speilberg’s role in the announced live-action series, Spartan Assault, and the comic series Halo: Initiation‘s first issue. Trigger warnings: ponchos and Palmer discussed. Go listen. This episode was sponsored by Paddy Power Games.