Forward Unto Dawn Podcast Episode One

The first Forward Unto Dawn Podcast has launched! Help us CELEBRATE!

We’re excited to finally put out our first podcast after months of planning and scheduling and considering, denying and finally getting on with it. The Forward Unto Dawn Podcast features considered discussions about pertinent Halo fiction and gaming developments. We delve deep into Halo fiction and gameplay mechanics, matchmaking updates and exciting new features coming to the gameplay ecosystem.

Here’s the break down for Episode One:

Part One – Fiction Breakdown
Dave and Isaac join Dani for a look at the latest developments in Halo fiction including a preview of Halo: Glasslands and Halo Waypoint’s Data Drops

Part Two – Interactivity
Ben and Dani discuss Halo CE: Anniversary’s newly announced Kinect features and Achievements and the TU Beta update and the exciting additions coming to Halo Waypoint – ATLAS and the Custom Challenges

Win! Celebrate!

To celebrate the launch of the Podcast we giving away some sweet Halo prizes with two competitions.

Competition One – Win a Copy of Halo: Glasslands

We’re giving away a digital copy of Halo: Glasslands, the latest novel revealing the aftermath of the event from the previous novel Ghosts of Onyx and the game Halo 3. It’s your chance to get a glimpse into the future of the Halo universe as exciting developments and surprises prepare the ground work for Halo 4! To win, simply answer this question.

Ghaleon is excited about the Custom Challenges above all other features in the TU/Anniversary update for Halo: Reach. True or False?

If you think you know the answer (a 50% chance if you guess or listen to the podcast to find out!) email slightlylive@forwarduntodawn.com with the answer and your name. One entry per person (will be verified). Open to everyone globally.

Competition Two

We have four sets of Gold Elite Avatar items for your Xbox 360 avatar character. Dress to impress your Friends List!

To win one, simply comment below and tell us what you think about the podcast. We will randomly (and fairly) select four lucky winners from the comments, so make sure to include your email when you reply!

COMPETITION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER TO THE 6TH – THAT’S FIVE MORE DAYS TO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!

Both competitions end on November 6th. You may enter each competition only once. Glasslands will be gifted via Amazon Kindle and can be read on PC, MAC, Kindle or any supported device (you should have any problems!) and will be from a US Amazon account (folks outside of the US may have to jump through a hoop or two and we’ll provide advice about redeeming it if there’s any problems).

Thanks to Halo Waypoint/343 for the avatar items.  RSS feeding and all that magic coming soon

Intro, Break and Outro remix provided by 

33 Comments

  1. Collin Singer
    October 26, 2011
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    I got to say, when I got on here and saw you guys had a podcast, I was excited. I really enjoy the Halo articles you guys publish and having something to listen to when I’m in the car about the inner workings of Halo is awesome.

  2. Mattycake360
    October 26, 2011
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    Love the behind the scenes story of Halo! Cant wait to listen to this!

  3. October 26, 2011
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    Very in depth and entertaining to boot. :D!

  4. squidhands
    October 26, 2011
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    Great content, Dani. Sound leaves a little bit to be desired, particularly the bit with Ghaleon. I could hear him really well, but your audio was really muddled and I was constantly having to adjust the audio.

    Again, great content for your first podcast. Looking forward to more. 🙂

    • October 26, 2011
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      Thanks for the feedback, Squid.

      The second part audio issues were caused by the equipment recording both me and Ben in the same share audio channel instead of splitting it. That’s why it was subsequently hard to normalise my voice’s volume with his as we had to adjust it manually.

      Thankfully, we learned from that slight hiccup, and hopefully it should not be repeated in future. =)

  5. October 27, 2011
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    Cool podcast, I’ll add these to my list of things to listen to along with the Halo Waypoint Modcast.

    I like how you break the discussion into sections, but one suggestion would be to give timestamps for the section breaks so people who want to listen to only gameplay stuff can skip right to that. (I’m not one of those people, I listened to it all, but it would also give us an idea as to how long you spend on each topic.)

  6. Stealthymangos
    October 27, 2011
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    I’m always yearning for more halo knowledge, so this podcast is absolutely delightful. I love the Halo story, and I like reading/hearing your dissection of it; it opens many ideas I would otherwise overlook, thanks and keep it coming, and coming

  7. paultc
    October 27, 2011
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    I agree with squid about the audio, but everything else was really great! I love the open discussion and I can’t wait for the next cast!

  8. Risay
    October 31, 2011
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    Really nice but i think the conversation was a bit muddled, plus it would be better if you might organize it and do a summary of what you thought in the end of either each question or part, as sometimes i do not really hear it.

  9. November 1, 2011
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    really liked this podcast can’t wait to see more from you guys

  10. Kris Johansen
    November 1, 2011
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    Good quality podcast and the audio was good. I think the guy who wasn’t actually live with you guys needed to speak a little bit more clearly. Good length as well.

  11. mnko237
    November 1, 2011
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    This is a podcast that i really like and i cant wait for the next one because i am a big fan of the fiction and i read all the data drops and i read the first 5 chapters of glasslands and you guy are right, not many people like Dr.Halsey.

    PS: In my opinion, the prologue is very interesting but the interesting part is when the chapters start going into the elites point of view.

  12. mnko237
    November 1, 2011
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    also is your podcast on itunes

  13. Liz Caldwell
    November 1, 2011
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    Interesting podcast guys. Its good that you actually know what you are talking about as well.

  14. Daniel
    November 1, 2011
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    I like the podcast, interesting discussions!
    Y’all are off to a good start!

  15. Iztari
    November 2, 2011
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    Really nice podcast, the only fault would be the audio which seems you already know about. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks the Kinect features are just a marketing stunt. Hopefully by next episode you guys have finished Glasslands, would like to see some connections I might miss.

  16. Iztari
    November 2, 2011
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    Really nice podcast, the only fault would be the audio which seems you already know about. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks the Kinect features are just a marketing stunt. Hopefully by next episode you guys have finished Glasslands, would like to see some connections I might have missed.

  17. Sheogorath
    November 2, 2011
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    I was never that interested in podcasts until I heard the one for The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim and found out they’re pretty neat. I do like Halo so this I do not mind.

  18. alchemPyro
    November 2, 2011
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    I’ve actually never listened to a podcast before. The main reason I listened to this is because its a Halo podcast. It is honestly how amazing how you elegantly blended fact with interesting and honest opinions.

  19. Sheogorath
    November 2, 2011
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    I’m also glad you touched on the library scan effect. Standard players should be able to get that too. I’m sad that I can’t scan and have an encyclopedia in the game. Very entertaining,no lie.

  20. comik300
    November 2, 2011
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    I liked this podcast, everyone knew what they were talking about. Even I learned a little and I am an avid Halo fan. I agree on many of their points. Hope to see an episode 2 sometime very soon!

  21. comik300
    November 2, 2011
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    Would like to note for the sake of the contest, that my comment was submitted PST, in which case, it was submitted from the aspect of November 1st.

    • November 2, 2011
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      The contest deadline will be extended for five more days thanks to popular demand.

      • comik300
        November 3, 2011
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        Glad to hear it!

  22. Drk trooper
    November 4, 2011
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    Hey the infinity was at the end of reach

  23. dethdragon
    November 4, 2011
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    Fiction Breakdown love it

  24. typfon
    November 4, 2011
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    I love Your articles, and now I love You podcast, can Your plies work with sound quality?
    Great Job!!! 🙂

    (sry. for my English I’m still learning)

  25. Brainp0wa
    November 4, 2011
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    I enjoyed the podcast. It was very laid back. It makes me want to re-read the novels I have.

    I’ve only read the first three. I might have to switch to audiobooks for the rest as my time to read is very limited.

  26. November 4, 2011
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    Thanks to everyone for giving the podcast a listen and leaving feedback here – it is much appreciated.

    Good luck to everyone entering the two competitions!

  27. November 8, 2011
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    How do you get the gold elite avatar item and yhea great podcast f´cking skirmichers comes all the time. hope their not in HCEA then i sell it

    • November 8, 2011
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      We’ll be announcing the winners later tonight and emailing the codes out. =)

  28. Proven skill
    November 16, 2011
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    Great podcast!
    We want more episodes. Really interesting discussions About the universe in part 1. And i totally agree with the kinect implament in Hcea, i would feel the same if i didnt have kinect;)

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