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ModNation Monday: Free Mod, “Family Guy” Spotlight Next Week!

Jason Coker's Avatar + Posted by Jason Coker on Oct 04, 2010 // Associate Producer, SCEA

ModNation Racers for PS3: ModNation Mondays

Hello everybody. Jason Coker here, proud citizen of ModNation. There’s a lot going on at the moment, so let’s get right to it:

Guess Who’s Coming to the Nation…

We’ve got a special guest coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the good folks at Progressive Insurance. Every Racer in ModNation has at least a couple of Karts that they’ve grown to know and love, and who better to watch your back than Progressive Insurance’s lovely spokesMod, Flo?

ModNation Racers for PS3: Progressive Flo

In addition to handling all your Kart insurance needs, the Flo Mod comes with:

  • Flo’s Blouse
  • Flo’s Hair with Headband
  • Flo’s Apron
  • Flo’s Button and Nametag

Absolutely for free!

Oh, and that’s not all that Progressive Insurance has in store for ModNation — stay tuned for more goodies to come.

Next Week: Family Guy meets ModNation!

ModNation Racers for PS3: Family Guy

Giggity giggity goo! If Kazunori wasn’t enough for you, we got a special treat next week. The next MNR Artist Spotlight takes us behind the scenes of one of the funniest shows on television today, Family Guy!

We meet some of the creative minds that bring Family Guy to your sets including Joe Vaux (Assistant Director), Raul Guerra (Storyboard Artist), and Dominic Polcino (Director) and see how they get their Mod on.

Best of all, these guys will be online to answer any fan questions on how the show is made and how they got their sweet gigs.

Tune in next week for an EPIC ModNation Monday!

ModNation Creations of the Week
Please keep your creation submissions coming, folks. You can submit your Mods, Karts, and Tracks on the official ModNation community website and your work may be highlighted as one of our weekly picks. Let’s take a look at this week’s selections.

MOD OF THE WEEK
Creator : nofriendo1
Mod: “Baboon

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I apologize now for the terrible pun, but this Mod is bananas. It’s truly a special feeling to blast somebody in front of you with a straight shot and then breeze by them with a trash talking ape. Imagine how much better driving would be in the real world if you could have a baboon in your car… Well, this is probably about as close as you’re ever going to get, so enjoy!

KART OF THE WEEK
Creator: Icandy55
Kart: “Pink Frost

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OK, I admit it – I like bling. You can’t hate on the attention to detail here. This may not be everyone’s favorite color, but the airbrushed look and the shine can’t be ignored. This is impressive work.

TRACKS OF THE WEEK
Track Name: “Central Park Drive-Thru
PSN ID: atheistsw

ModNation Racers PS3: Central Park Drive-Thru

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Yes, yes, YES!!! Giant track in a park that’s surrnounded by a city? Check! Ridiculous amount of forks, shortcuts, and even a hidden route? Check! A freaking HEDGE MAZE? Check! This track has all the elements of great design. It’s perfect for Action racing, Pure racing….whatever. This is extremely well done.

Track Name: “Biffonium Empire
PSN ID: pikminenco

ModNation Racers PS3: Biffonium Empire

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I hate the fact that I love this track so much. There are tons of ways to excel on this track, and there are tons of ways to screw up royally as well. It’s got that great mix of skill and luck factors that make it hard to perfect. Several races in, I still don’t have it down, and that’s what makes it so awesome.

Name of the Track: Jungle Survivor
PSN ID: NyghtHawk

ModNation Racers PS3: Jungle Survivor

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No doubt, this is the hotness. And I mean that literally. Placing Flame Vents just before Boost Pads really makes me think more about strategy on this track. Depending on where I am in the pack, I may have to consider the trade off between shielding my way through them or taking a little more time and weaving through. There are also some killer drift opportunities in this one, and a word of warning – some Item Pods just are NOT worth getting! Love it!

Hot Lap Roster for this week
As many of you probably know, there were some issues in getting the Hot Lap Tracks updated early last week, so we’re bringing back the ones that didn’t get put up on time. For you speed demons, here’s a look at this week’s killer tracks:

Monday: BOSS Gardens, by CIV_BOSS
Tuesday: The Megaplex, by OakBiscuits
Wednesday: da ghetto masta (v4), by daaa57150
Thursday: Central Park Drive-Thru, by athiestsw
Friday: Biffonium Empire, by pikminenco
Saturday: Jungle Survivor, by NyghtHawk
Sunday: Alpine Sprint Series, by TBomber

Believe it or not, we’ve still got TONS of stuff coming for ModNation Racers, so keep checking in here and on modnation.com/ for the latest info on the best race, create, share experience in the (Mod) Nation!

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+ LRGKING on October 4th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

Giggidy giggidy GI GA DEE!


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+ Spinout209 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

Family guy for the win!


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+ gettinmoney662 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

Those Progressive commercials are some of the worst commercials on TV but I gotta give them thanks for giving us a free mod and, more importantly, some free mod parts.

I just finished the campaign last night and this game passed Split/Second as my favorite racer.


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

    First off, props on the name. I wish I had “Gettin’ Money” in my name. Secondly, thanks for the props. We really believe in ModNation, and it’s always good to hear that people are digging it. I wasn’t joking when I said there were more goodies to come. It just keep getting better.


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+ Spinout209 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

Do we post our questions for the Family Guy people right now in the comments section here?


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:36 pm said:

    Next week will be the real deal, so wait till then.


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

E.U getting the free mod?


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

    Sorry Moriarty, but the Flo is only a North American release.


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+ NyghtHawk on October 4th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

Jason, did you find the shortcut in my track Jungle Survivor? I hinted at it in the comments section of my map. :)


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:38 pm said:

    Dude, I’ve literally had dreams about that track. I think I found the shortcut, but being unsure of that statement gives me reason to go race it again. Nice work, man!


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

Any news on a patch to fix the disconnections every time we search for creations?


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

    We’re still working on it, Moriarty.


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+ Mike0804 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

Please, please, PLEASE don’t let it have her freaking voice.


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+ ptuck874 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:22 pm said:

I tell you what, took the daughter out this weekend to Target, they had a demo of mod nation there, that crap was fun! Since LBP 2 is pushed back, she told me she wanted that for Christmas, looks like a blast :)


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

    Please give here an early “Happy Holidays” from San Diego Studio!


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

“Believe it or not, we’ve still got TONS of stuff coming for ModNation Racers” – But when are we going to see it?

“so keep checking in here and on modnation.com/ for the latest info on the best race, create, share experience in the (Mod) Nation” – Right now we can race & create. The “share” part causes a disconnection. :(


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+ SpyDudeFX on October 4th, 2010 at 2:28 pm said:

That’s a really cool promotion offer, Flo from Progressive. The commercials are really funny and this mod looks good.


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+ MarioGamer159 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Not a huge fan of the Progressive commercials, but I’m not going to complain if we get a free mod.

I’ve also got a question. I thought the the amount of create XP needed for the Star Creator trophy was going to be trimmed down? 250,000 Create XP is an insane amount for anyone.


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    + Jason Coker on October 4th, 2010 at 2:49 pm said:

    MarioGamer – The amount of points required for that trophy hasn’t changed, but the way that you accrue XP has been changed to improve your XP gains.


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

E.U wont be getting the mod…can we have the parts even?


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+ Vex_Doppel on October 4th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

Personally I favore the Geiko gecko.
I’m impressed with getting Family Guy. That’s pretty sweet.


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+ Dracorius on October 4th, 2010 at 2:49 pm said:

Ha ha ha! Progressive Flo! Awesome! Running home and downloading this for sure! I can’t wait what you guys have in store for next week!


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+ NyghtHawk on October 4th, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

You shouldnt have to think if you found the shortcut haha, you would know as you hit a ramp…the only such ramp on the map.


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+ MarioGamer159 on October 4th, 2010 at 3:16 pm said:

“MarioGamer – The amount of points required for that trophy hasn’t changed, but the way that you accrue XP has been changed to improve your XP gains.”

How much has it improved? I haven’t noticed any changes, really.


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

@18

It used to be 5 for download, 2 for racing, and 1 for views.
Now it’s 100 for download, 25 for racing, 20 for views


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+ megaFdeth on October 4th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

where do I get that Flo mod?
From the PSN store?


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on October 4th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

awesome, this game is great. any chance that you’ll release another update that REALLY improves loading times… please? :)


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+ moriarty1975 on October 4th, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

@20

Sounds like it’ll be a store download (Out next tuesday – U.S store update day)


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+ elfnmjk on October 4th, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

Jason you should check out my Family Guy Van that I made a while back. It has the whole family on it.


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+ bob52 on October 4th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Hi I recently purchased modnation racers for ps3 and am having trouble transferring the creations I made in the demo to the full game, I cannot find the option to do it anywhere. I have tried reinstalling the game 2 times to see if it would import by itself but I did not. Can anyone help? Thnx in advance


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+ IronStorm613 on October 4th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

Like I said last week, I really want all this. Especially the Family Guy things next week, but I just can’t get it. The game wont work with my router. It’s the only game I own that wont work with my router. I know I’m not alone on this either. Please tell me there is something in the works with this? Don’t make me sell this game :/


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+ CaruthK on October 4th, 2010 at 4:01 pm said:

I love ModNatiion But what’s really good with these boring updates every week. I want in house updates from the dev’s not this. I love other maps like the next guy. I need new track pack to make new tracks Like Rain, Snow or something. Well that’s my rant love the game but little updates sucks. Get on your little Big Planet status already. A Caruth out….


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+ jacob-813 on October 4th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

Yea!!! Free mods!!! Psn store download? Cause it said next tues…


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

The Progressive Mod doesn’t seem too interesting for me, but at least it’s free! xD The Family Guy special on the other had seems pretty cool. Can’t wait!

PS: Is it just me, or are we having a hard time finding and/or downloading the tracks? Any help?


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+ nofriendo1 on October 4th, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

Sweet I made mod of the week. I’m glad that you liked it!


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+ Gump_ on October 4th, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

cross game chat please


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+ atheistsw on October 4th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:

Thanks for choosing my tracks guys, glad you enjoyed it :) Just one question; will you guys ever get around to fixing the Top Tracks? I’m so fed up of seeing General Zod’s drifting yawn and Chicken Tikka Mountain up there!


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+ Deak1124 on October 4th, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

With the addition of Flo, we definitely need a Geico Gecko Mod now.


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+ Elnath10 on October 4th, 2010 at 5:16 pm said:

free stuff is always welcome

and please, take compassion of us store users and put woody gopher DLC in front of the line for hitting the store once and for all


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+ angelspawn77 on October 4th, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:

Those commercials arent that bad, I personally like her Flo character and this mod is a welcome addition to my game and I will definitely be racing with her. Also Family guy mods FTW!!!


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+ BigRon3400 on October 4th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

I still haven’t got this game. Waiting to get it from Goozex. I should have bought it day 1.


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+ jqtaxpayer on October 4th, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

Progressive Insurance!? You’re missing an epic eye roll on my end right now.


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+ Thrasher20 on October 4th, 2010 at 6:06 pm said:

Modnation Racers


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+ dusek on October 4th, 2010 at 6:31 pm said:

lol this is awesome!


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+ Zero_Cool_01 on October 4th, 2010 at 6:47 pm said:

great new for MNR ! Hey all check out my first crack at advanced sticker art in MNR, the link is to my Borderlands inspired MNR kart

http://www.modnationonline.com/component/mtree/Karts/BORDERLANDS-RACER-6839/details

please download and rate if you like, cheers


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+ bob52 on October 4th, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

Hey i solved my problem with some help from the forums at modnation.com If anyone else has the same problem heres some steps you can take to solve it.
1. delete the large data file with the install data
2.boot up the game and instal the first update then quit out of the instalation ignoring the other updates.
3. disconect internet cable
4.boot up the game and let it instal you wil get a mssg saying your creations have been imported.
5. exit the game,reconnect internet cable and boot up the game.
6.let the game update and you are good to go.


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+ BigPoppaB on October 4th, 2010 at 7:30 pm said:

I feel guilty about MNR.

Its one of the most fun and addicting games I own, yet I never pop it in to play. I dont know why, I just dont.

That central park track looks UNREAL!

Hey JASON, is there a way you guys could possibly add a section in the modspot where its ‘developers’ picks? That would get me back in the game.


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    + Jason Coker on October 5th, 2010 at 8:40 am said:

    First off, do you love it when I call you “BigPoppa”? (Throw your hands in tha ay-errrr if you’s a true playerrr….) Secondly, that’s a great idea. It’s not something that we can work into the game easily, but we can add it to the Blog sometimes.


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+ WhiteF8ng on October 4th, 2010 at 8:05 pm said:

Now that is a modnation monday!


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+ DOOMkillz on October 4th, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

hhmmm…..looks like im going to have to start playing modnation once again. its really getting a’lot of attention now. and with family guy meeting modnation!?! thats just crazy!!! good job San diego studio!


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+ ziggurcat on October 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm said:

minus a billion points for spotlighting family guy next week… what a god awful show.

i am disappoint.


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+ saintaqua on October 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm said:

I Hate Family Guy,
but hooray for Flo!
I hope more stuff like this gets added.
I love the hair especially!!


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+ Hooligantuan on October 4th, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

That’s a hilarious mod to have.

Stephanie Courtney’s great. She’s one of those chicks that was popping up in commercials here and there enough to start being memorable, and then she landed that Progressive gig and she’s really rocking it. Somehow she’s just not obnoxious like a caveman or an indie rocker wandering around checking cellular reception.


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+ JAk_HAk on October 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

Oh, we get a desperately needed “regular” hairpiece for girls. Who’d o’ thunk it? Cool.


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+ Solar_Panel on October 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

As peter would officially say mostly Freaking sweet! Jason what character will it be if you know yet :) I hope it is Stewie or Peter!


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+ maverick34jjv on October 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm said:

lol! That’s cool Flo is awesome!! and then Family Guy you guys keep going higher and higher, now if we could get some new track themes(grave yard, carnival PLEASE!!) you guys will have went so high you’d be on the edge of the universe.


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+ Azfargh on October 5th, 2010 at 5:42 am said:

So, here is the thing:

I like to see the the Modnations courses pick every week, but I wish to be able to see in game! I mean, there should be a spot there were shows the best courses of the week just like the karts and the MODs… and a search option for “newest AND GOOD” tracks besides the week best tracks.

Anyways, I love Modnation and I hope to see more coming for us!


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