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ModNation Monday: Special Guests, Celebrating the Far East

Jason Coker's Avatar + Posted by Jason Coker on Jan 10, 2011 // Associate Producer, SCEA

ModNation Mondays

What up, folks. Coker here once again on MNR Monday. We’ve got some special guests coming to ModNation Racers this week. Also, the Far East Track Theme has been out for a few weeks now, and we want to celebrate some of the creations that have been published using it. As always, you guys are blowing us away for your creativity, and we want to show off some of the best this week.

Guess Who’s Coming to the Nation

Jak & Daxter DLC

Yep, you guessed it! Our good buddies Jak and Daxter are ready to rip the tracks to shreds in their fresh new Kart. These two are no strangers to racing (Remember Jak X anyone?) and now you can get their two Mods and their Kart for $2.49 starting this week. Download them from the PlayStation Store today, crush your opponents, and then tease them by repeatedly shouting, “You got spanked by an ottsel! You got spanked by an ottsel!”

A Glimpse Into The Future

Next week, pigskin fans must unite! Pack up the tailgater gear, paint your faces, and get ready to represent your favorite team in the Nation. The Super Fan cometh….

Super Fan

Also, for those of you who are looking to unlock all those stickers, accessories, Kart Bodies, and Tracks in the game, we may have something that will help.

OK, I have to stop now. I’ve said too much!

The Best In The East

We see what you all have been building with the Far East Track Theme, and it’s as good as we’d expected (and better in a lot of cases). Here are a few tracks that I particularly enjoyed:

  • China Town Drift by C_Smith
  • Katana Tower Stronghold by Hammerjacked
  • MLK Racing Japan Tour by m_l_k_
  • Amazing Japan by treliaritsos
  • Cherry Brossam Lake by MVP-iitei

Thanks for continuing to show us how creative you can be. Personally, I think the parts from the Far East Track Theme are absolutely beautiful, and I expect to see a lot more works of art out there. Good work, folks.

ModNation 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 handiwork on the PlayStation.Blog.

With the release of all the new parts packs, we want to see your tracks with those new props in them.

Mod and Kart of the Week

Mod Name: Sun Dragon
Kart Name: Dragon Fire
Creator: Shelbot3000

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Coker says: Aggressive and scary Mod. Aggressive and scary Kart. These two are a match made in….some place. The Sun Dragon Mod is almost “neato,” but there’s a little too much “menacing” in there for me not to consider it a threat. Plus, the guy is HUGE. I love the details on the Dragon Fire Kart, from the paint job to the appropriate accessories that fit the vibe of the Sun Dragon. Take to the track with this combo, and I don’t think anybody’s gonna be messing with you.

Track of the Week

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

Track Name: Bamboo Forest
Created by: apricot-jam-IS

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apricot-jam-IS Says: “Journey through a lush bamboo forest and overgrown vegetation. In each section there are multiple paths to take and each are tested to not give too distinct an advantage. Often those that cut time take skill to navigate.”

Coker says: Wow. THIS is what I’m talking about when I say that the Far East Track Theme parts are beautiful. This Track is a work of art in a couple of ways. It’s extremely well designed, and the multiple paths make it a joy (and a challenge) to race again and again. On top of that, the Track is absolutely gorgeous. I’m a big fan of design that forces you to make split second decisions, and this has several such elements. There’s one shortcut that leads to what I’m calling a “skill shot” that will drive you nuts if you miss it, but it’s incredibly rewarding if you make it. I also love the spot in the track where you can choose between hitting the boost pad on the left or going for the item pods on the right. Stuff like that makes races a lot more interesting since you can make decisions based on where you are in the pack. I applaud you, apricot-jam-IS.

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: China Town Drift by C_Smith
Tuesday: Katana Tower Stronghold by Hammerjacked
Wednesday: MLK Racing Japan Tour by m_l_k_
Thursday: Amazing Japan by treliaritsos
Friday: Cherry Brossam Lake by MVP-iitei
Saturday: Bamboo Forest by apricot-jam-IS
Sunday: Mystery Track

As you probably noticed, we weren’t able to get Party Hardy onto the PlayStation Store last week (WAAAYY too much partying for that guy), but he’ll be coming soon this month. Till next time, I’ll see you in the ModSpot. Peace.

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+ shredder110 on January 11th, 2011 at 9:24 pm said:

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy Party hardy today :( I was hoping to cuz I want that messy shirt to make a “fired employee” mod lol I was gonna give him that “out of bed” look lol but wow that football mod with the RV trailer kart next week is AMIZING!!!! I’m so excited for the snow theme.

IDEA >>>> theme : Nightlife city with neon lights & starry sky. A future theme with glass tunnels.


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+ OutcastNeedhelp on January 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am said:

Far east DLC is too expensive.


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+ shredder110 on January 13th, 2011 at 7:04 pm said:

No Far East is legit. I meant it came with 35 unlockables that we normally pay $1 for 4 parts. 7 tracks, a whole theme & new trophies. I mean, it’s a fair price man. I support UFG 100%


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+ RamonM64 on January 13th, 2011 at 10:45 pm said:

argh.. well its good to know its a possibility we will get more creation slots cuz i got a bunch of stuff i want published to race on and share with some friends. like some sweet far east theme tracks. its gonna get worst as new DLC comes out. i really hope sony gets some STATE OF THE ART servers for modnation, some that syncs players better so we are actualy NEXT to people when we get sideswiped so we can have a chance to counter and so we can publish more stuff.

anybody know the MAX creation slots as of now? ive got 70 and i heard from some post it was 75.


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+ shredder110 on January 14th, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

Well I heard they were gonna try to push it to 100 slots. I just think they need to hussle on the new themes cuz I want that friggin snow one. I wanna make a ice cave track. (>_<)


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+ shredder110 on January 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm said:

Is there a way we can get a military theme mod & kart?
For the Mod:
Army hat that flaps over one side.
Military uniform
bullet proof vest
Riot shield uniform
Combat boots
Military hairstyle

For the kart:
A tank body
A hummer/humvy body
Submarine body
Mounted guns accessory
grenades
Ammunition rounds/belt (also for mod)
Military grade offroad tires


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