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Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Sep 13, 2010 // Community Manager, SCEA San Diego Studios

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Greetings everyone, Ramone Russell here with another ModNation Monday update!

ModNation Monday: The Artist Spotlight Returns!

We’ve featured some of the top game developers in the game industry, vinyl artists, and even the mighty Kevin Butler. Now imagine putting a copy of ModNation Racers in the hands of two of the most talented professional drivers racing and drifting today.

Tanner Portait Tyler Portait

X Games Gold Medalist, Tanner Foust and drift-master, Tyler McQuarrie do things with cars we can only dream of.

Tanner jump Tyler McQuarrie_falken


So what happens when they are given the ability to create their own tracks, drivers, and karts?

Tanner vs Tyler Drift

They race each other of course!



Gopher and Kart available tomorrow!

Previously only available via special pre-order offers, this week’s DLC Gopher and Kart is finally available. They can be purchased separately or as a bundle from the PSN.

MNR Creations of the Week

Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future “creation” of the week be sure to visit up on the official ModNation Community site and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PS.Blog.

Mod of the Week

Mod Name: Help me! I’m being eaten
Creator: BPatches701 Freewill001

Help me!

Kart of the Week

Kart Name: Awesome Face plane
Creator: BPatches701

Awesome Face plane

Tracks of the Week

If you have a video(s) of your track submit them to MNR’s YouTube channel ModNation@Playstation.Sony.com and we will include them in the blog if your track is showcased.

Track Name: Tri-Oval
Created by: OveReAction

Tri-Oval

Tri-Oval 2 Tri-Oval 3

OveReAction says “It’s small, but BIG on weaponry. For 9 laps, this may be the death match track i ever created.

Track Name: PTY City
Created by: Blind-Rush

PTY City

PTY City 2 PTY City 3

Blind-Rush says “A short description of the Track: A track inspired by the beautiful city and country of Panama. Panama city is a seaside city surrounded by jungle so is this track. You can enter the jungle part of the track by tacking the hyper jump to the right or you can continue your road thought the city by tacking the hyper jump to the left. The track features several shortcuts in the jungle and the city. It also features some big jumps and traps, but it is still easy for the new players. I’ve got great feedback from other players about this track.

Track Name: Tunnel Bridge Castle
Created by: Pikminenco

Tunnel Bridge

Tunnel Bridge 2 Tunnel Bridge 3

Pikminenco says “A race through a large castle and a tiki village. The track’s main features are the specially designed bridges shaped like a tunnel which you will drive through and on top of. Because of the special bridges you will visit each local twice per lap, from low perspective and from high perspective. The track is tested and well rated so far.

Hot Lap Roster for this week

Continuing with the trend we started weeks ago this weeks Hot Lap roster features all new community created tracks.

Monday: S: Desert Burst, by Tecnoboy1
Tuesday: Port Royal Resort – MNRC, by TheMaddMerlin
Wednesday: Quarry, by Vincent-Maurice
Thursday: Kingdom of The 4th Dragon, by Generic_Oval
Friday: Uphill Drive, by Nuclearfish
Saturday: V: Jungle Rumble, by Tecnoboy1
Sunday: Mystery Track by, Theshowsleague11

More news next week, until then… see you in the ModSpot!

//Add Your Own

39 Comments   3 Replies

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+ Powie on September 13th, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

Won a copy of this in the Subway contest, hope it arrives soon.


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+ FeistFan on September 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

Looks like some fun tracks! I’ll have to check those out.

That’s most of the preorder DLC, unless you’re going to go through the branded characters (Ratchet and Clank, Drake, Kratos) next. Anything you can let out of the bag on when some other content (like themes for track creation) might be coming out?


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    + Ramone Russell on September 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

    I can’t give out specific dates, however UFG is working incredibly hard on some really cool DLC for track creation in the near future.


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+ nino1911 on September 13th, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

this is so cool


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+ PuppetShoJustice on September 13th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

I hope you enjoy it, Powie. The single player content was honestly fun. Its a shame the servers are so painfully shoddy, though. I’m personally glad Amazon wanted to buy it.


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+ ParanoidSurvivor on September 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

I want to put more time and work on this game, but I can’t get around the loading problems. It’s so not cool wait half an hour just to enter the modspot…


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+ SlySkyrat73 on September 13th, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:

When are the themes coming


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+ The_Blue_Raven on September 13th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

Too bad I can’t seem to find 2 of the 3 Tracks, or just disconnect while I search for them, any advice or help?


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+ Spinout209 on September 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

Tanner and Tyler know how to turn a game into fun haha.


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+ PuppetShoJustice on September 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

My advice is to give up using the online tools, #7. The game’s servers can’t support its playerbase.


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+ VintageOctopus on September 13th, 2010 at 4:53 pm said:

When will Sucker Punch’s Empire City track be released?


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+ StealthReborn– on September 13th, 2010 at 7:12 pm said:

Hey Russell, about a month ago I submitted a track called “Paradise Village” and I know there was a minor backlog of maps due to the “Star Creator” week, but I’m seeing peoples maps that were submitted after mine being put up on the hotlap schedule, whereas mine it’s been almost a month, and don’t know why my map hasn’t been featured. Can you fill me in? Thanks! :)

PS: Really looking forward to the track DLC, perhaps a minor sneek peak in next weeks blog? :)


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+ NissanFlyboy on September 13th, 2010 at 7:43 pm said:

I liked Tanner Foust’s 350z better….why did he change to a crappy scion? anyway… I still haven’t picked this up. I have a huge amount of games I still need to play…


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+ Imputed7-14 on September 13th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

Do the servers punk out? Sure do. Does it really make it less of a good game? Yes and no, yes because it is a creation based game. No, because ultimately it is still a fun game to play and that matters more to me.

Looking forward to Theme DLC and more Official Sony Racers. I want Sonyio Kart with the franchise characters all in one race. So close with Ratchet, Clank, Drake, Sackboy, Kratos and Sweet tooth. Just a few more; Cole, Sly, Chimara, Sev, Jak, oh the joy.


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+ Thrasher20 on September 13th, 2010 at 8:32 pm said:

Nice content. And look at that STi fly!!


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+ maltyler84 on September 13th, 2010 at 8:50 pm said:

Don’t care about whatever the hell you’re advertising here. Make PSN Plus suck less. That’s much more interesting.


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+ jacob-813 on September 13th, 2010 at 9:03 pm said:

When is drake and ratchet and clank going to be dlc? I got stuck with kratos.


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 13th, 2010 at 9:06 pm said:

@ StealthReborn thats not a schedule thread . it’s a submission thread … no guarantee your track will be featured .


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+ jeffsmither on September 13th, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

Is the Mod of the Week only for PS3 or can it be PSP too?


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+ elas12 on September 13th, 2010 at 11:31 pm said:

Hey Russell, Is it ok to upload the artist spotlight videos onto youtube? I could also link it to this page as well ;)


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    + Ramone Russell on September 14th, 2010 at 11:49 am said:

    They should be up shortly


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+ Tecnoboy1 on September 14th, 2010 at 12:12 am said:

Hi, in case any of you were wondering it looks like Desert Burst was scheduled twice, there was actually a mix-up the first time. (Last week)

Anyway, I know Tanner, he said

“You know, (Name censoreed) I kept up the pressure and you didn’t let me past, great work!”

Note: This was in DiRT2 and he was set to casual :P


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+ Rytteren on September 14th, 2010 at 1:10 am said:

hey, just got the game (a little late) and loving it like hell.
just thinking, is there going to be another double xp week/weekend again? theres a heck ofalot more action during that time.


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+ xAndycFc1 on September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

Any news on modnation racers receiving Move support?


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+ shark301 on September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

I am continually impressed by Tanner, can’t wait for Top Gear USA! He even almost made this game look interesting..


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+ BlazeKush420 on September 14th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

New XP Drifting mode =) . Please.
Its on PS blog share go vote for my idea.

Keep up the dlc


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+ drumm113 on September 14th, 2010 at 4:36 pm said:

what can you guys do about the language being used on modnation it’s getting out of control this game is rated e for everyone the ocasoinal swearing is fine but when kids use the F bomb 45 times in less than a minute and you report them and nothing happens to them. there has to be a better way


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+ Elnath10 on September 14th, 2010 at 4:49 pm said:

Hi Russell, ey do you know what is going on about the store and gopher DLC? ’cause tuesday is almost gone… and the DLC is not available yet.. just check it 2 minutes ago.

thanks


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+ Elnath10 on September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

@25 drumm113

yes the game is E for everyone but even with those E rated games, the online interaction is not rated by the company in this and in any other game. It always says that message


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+ BigBananaHammock on September 14th, 2010 at 5:36 pm said:

PSN updated, but no golf kart or gopher mod. What gives????


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+ the_hot_wheeler on September 14th, 2010 at 6:36 pm said:

Russell, what happened to the Woody the Gopher DLC? Was it delayed?


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    + Ramone Russell on September 15th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

    There is a problem on our end, we are working on getting Woody on the PSN Store asap.


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+ CAPNDigital on September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm said:

Still waiting for Woody and his ride! Been waiting ALL DAY LONG for DLC (again)!!!


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+ shyguyNC on September 14th, 2010 at 7:21 pm said:

ditto that … is it going to be next week or is it possible it gets pushed as a single update before then? i’m guessing a mistake was made (it happens), just wondering when I get my hands on that golf kart …


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+ GGod0 on September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm said:

Oh wah, the other 3 were better than the gopher any way, but that’s the one i got for pre-ordering.


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+ RichieAppel on September 15th, 2010 at 2:37 am said:

@ drum113

I don’t think the report system even works. Right after I got this game I witnessed nearly an entire modspot get into a verbal fight, with lots of cursing and yelling. I reported all the players involved in the fight, because of how ridiculous and uncalled for the whole situation was, and nothing was ever done about it. The same players in the fight were still playing several days later. I’m sure UFG probably gets hundreds of reports a day, most of which are probably for petty reasons, and can’t get to all of the reports, but in situations like I witnessed action should be taken immediately to get rid of those kinds of players.


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+ RichieAppel on September 15th, 2010 at 10:49 am said:

Where is the DLC that was suppose to come out yesterday!? I have been waiting for the golf kart and it appears we have been screwed.


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+ Elnath10 on September 15th, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

still no gohper DLC??? what is going on!?


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+ U11311 on September 16th, 2010 at 8:51 am said:

Did you say there is an update to ModNation Racers?


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+ ryno415 on September 17th, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

Is it up yet? I haven’t been online in a while.


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+ RichieAppel on September 17th, 2010 at 11:59 pm said:

for the next patch I suggest making it so all karts in the modspots, drive through each other. End of the repeated rammers, who will ram you for 20 mins while you are trying to chat with friends, and view their latest creations.


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+ Elnath10 on September 18th, 2010 at 11:48 pm said:

with the delay of gopher DLC for a week (so it seems) into the ps store, it also delays the release of new material for the game… which we don’t know what’s next yet after gopher dlc, that’s a shame…

i will like to see some new material, besides the mentioned track edition dlc, i need and will love to see more kart bodies and engines, and a lot of stuff for making mods as well.. not just a few parts every 2 or 3 weeks for almost 2 dollars :S


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