A strange feeling of déjà vu overcame us upon picking up the freshly released Halo 3 Zune. After checking out the beautiful new artwork and exclusive Red vs Blue video, we began the process that every Zune owner must suffer: deleting all the pre-loaded garbage. We love you, CSS, but we don't always need your videos laying around. The Halo 3 Zune, as you may recall, also comes pre-loaded with the soundtracks to the original Halo, as well as the sequel, Halo 2.
So why is it that the Halo 3 branded Zune is missing the title track, "Finish the Fight?"
This isn't the first time that Microsoft has seemingly snubbed the Marty O'Donnell score as the song itself was released on the iTunes Music Store months ago, yet never showed up on the Zune Marketplace. We can get all the Veggietales and Bob the Builder tracks we want, but why no rock anthems to save the world? Did O'Donnell borrow a pen from J Allard and never give it back? The man created the Flintstones Kids Vitamins jingle for crying out loud!
We've posted a bulletin to our MySpace about this and we really hope that Microsoft gets back to us. Until then, there's a bottle of Flintstones vitamins with our name on it.