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.
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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
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 email@example.com with the answer and your name. One entry per person (will be verified). Open to everyone globally.
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 awhitehouse06
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.
Thank you for reading (and now listening!).
Love the behind the scenes story of Halo! Cant wait to listen to this!
Very in depth and entertaining to boot. :D!
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. 🙂
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. =)
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.)
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
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!
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.
really liked this podcast can’t wait to see more from you guys
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.
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.
also is your podcast on itunes
Interesting podcast guys. Its good that you actually know what you are talking about as well.
I like the podcast, interesting discussions!
Y’all are off to a good start!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The contest deadline will be extended for five more days thanks to popular demand.
Glad to hear it!
Hey the infinity was at the end of reach
Fiction Breakdown love it
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)
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.
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!
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
We’ll be announcing the winners later tonight and emailing the codes out. =)
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;)