Let’s get this RAGE party started!

On Friday night, we celebrated the upcoming release of RAGE in Los Angeles with team members from id Software & Bethesda, The Black Keys (they rocked), and celebrity gamers that showed up to play the game early. Check out pics above!

For everyone else in North America, the RAGE party gets started in just a few hours. While you wait for midnight, be sure to read EGM Now’s review for the game. Here’s an excerpt from their review, where they scored the game at 9.5/10!

“All things considered, Rage is one hell of an experience. It would be easy to knock this game for some of the elements it lacks, but what is here in is easily on par with some of the best titles in the genre. If you’re a fan of FPS gaming and the kids at id, you won’t be sorry you picked this one up.”

Elsewhere, get a head start on learning the ins and outs of RAGE’s in-game card game, RAGE Frenzy, in a new feature at Kotaku.

Post-Nuclear Partying

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Last Thursday we held a Fallout 3 Launch Party in downtown Los Angeles at LA Center Studios. A great time was had by all — from walking the Brotherhood of Steel-protected red carpet to rocking out with the Foo Fighters.

Being that it was LA, I certainly found myself stargazing a bit at the event. I ran into Gerard Butler (Leonidas from from 300), James Marsden (Cyclops from X-Men), and several other folks from Tinseltown. It wasn’t until I got to the party that I learned that Courteney Cox (who attended with her husband, David Arquette) was actually once an employee here at Bethesda waaay back in the day. And if you’re wondering…no, I didn’t get a chance to talk with Lauren Conrad from The Hills, who attended as well.

Special thanks to Pete, Erin, Tracey, Kate, and everyone else that made the party such a blast.

Hit the jump to see more pictures from the event.

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