Bethesda today sent over word that Fallout 3 finally has a release date set in (atomically-blasted) stone. The best game of E3 will be hitting North America on October 28, and Europe on the 31st.

“We are very excited to let gamers get their hands on Fallout 3, the latest chapter in this beloved and highly acclaimed franchise,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “To meet the huge demand for this title by our fans worldwide, we are planning one of the biggest launches of any game released this year.”

But this release date pisses me off to no end. Why? I’m getting married on November 1st. It’s bad enough that I’m losing the small remainder of my sanity and single life, but now I’m not even going to be able to beat Fallout 3 before getting into it? Does Bethesda just not care about the common gamer?

Perhaps I can play it to completion by playing it nonstop for 4 days and then showing up at the ceremony bleary-eyed. Or maybe I can convince the future missus to allow me to bring the 360 on my honeymoon.

Yeaaaah, that’ll happen.

Enjoy these new screens, you bastards.