As I mentioned in last week’s blog, we’ve got a new member on Team MNR, and I’m very pleased to introduce you all to Mark Wilson, who will be taking over as our National ModMaster and taking the reigns of the MNR blog. Mark’s a good guy, so take good care of him. Trust me – he gets enough abuse from us around the office. And with that, the baton is passed.
The New Guy
Thank Jason. I’m VERY excited to join the MNR team. What a great game and what a great community of players and creators! Can’t Wait! (attempt at timely Bart Scott reference)
o.k. gang, here is a little about me…
I’m a huge gamer (no, not so much in stature thank you! 6’1” 225). I’ve been hooked on games since the early Atari 2600 days and have been lucky to own pretty much every gaming console since. Only the NEO-GEO escaped my grasp. But hey, you can now get those great NEO-GEO games on the PSN for less than $10 each! Good things come to those that wait huh?
Favorite PS3 games include: ModNation Racers (of course), PAIN, LittleBigPlanet 1&2, Uncharted 1&2, MLB 10, Rock Band 3, Sports Champions, COD Black Ops, Pure, Mass Effect 2, Crazy Taxi, The Last Guy, Rachet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ghostbusters, Just Cause 2, Lego Star Wars, Warhawk and Madden 11.
Enough about me, let’s talk about you, the MNR fans. I am truly excited to see what WE can accomplish to make this community even more fun and lively than it already is. Every conversation I have had with members of the San Diego Studios MNR team has shown me how much this game means to them personally. They love this game and the community. I will do my very best for them and for you!
How’s this for a start…
The Helghast Invasion Begins Tomorrow!
In case you didn’t know Killzone 3 hits store shelves next month so we wanted to kick the month off right with a Mod and Kart forged in the fires of Helghan itself!
Be on the look out tomorrow, February 1st when you can get your hands on this Helghast Mod and Kart for $1.99.
Reminder – UNLOCK EVERYTHING! NOW!
Don’t forget that you can pick up the Career Unlock All key from the PSN Store $2.99. Now there’s nothing between you and super creator status.
MNR Creations of the Week
Whether you have created one track or one hundred tracks we want to see them all. That’s what this game is all about Play Create Share. Give it your best shot. Who knows, you just might see your creation featured in this weekly blog or your track may make it to the Hot Lap section of the game. Remember these key few points to help you get your creations noticed. No I.P., branded, or inappropriate content. Submit your tracks, mods or karts here. With the release of all the new parts packs, we expect to see your tracks with those new props in them.
Mod and Kart of the Week
Mod Name: Celzeus Creator: WereJackal
Kart Name: Noir
WereJackal! Wow! This week I have found myself going back to look at your mod over and over again. So much artistic vision, detail, so bizarre, yet so beautiful at the same time. I was a little slow on the uptake on the mod’s name and then it hit me….duh. Great visualization! It’s obvious you didn’t just throw that one together on the fly. Great work! I’m stoked that my first review for mod of the week was this cool! I’m thinking you should build a track based around this character. With your unique eye I’d bet it would be a hit. Can you say “Hot Lap”? I’m not sure if the kart was part of the same dream (or late-night pizza-induced nightmare) but I know I’ll be seeing it in my sleep. Keep em’ coming! Keep em’ coming. You know where to find me!
Spotlight Track Of The Week
Track Name: Hong Kong Suey
Track Creator: atheistsw
Maybe its just me or maybe I’m experiencing a case of “beginners luck” here but my first week’s nominees are awesome! The Hong Kong Suey track is one of the better tracks I have ever played (too much too soon?). Honestly. I’m not sure what atheistsw does for a living but based on that track alone you should look into a career as a city planner or at least a high profile landscaper. The details such as palm frons hanging over balconies you are about to scale to the lush San Fran Lombard street-esq route on the way down to the finish brought a big smile to my face. Great use of elevation changes, no gimmicky traps or pitfalls and plenty of side routes that I drove just to take in more scenery. A+
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: Hong Kong Suey by atheistsw
Tuesday: Fault Lines by apricot-jam-IS
Wednesday: Sunset Temple Brawl by Lloyd2k4
Thursday: A Whales Tale by prob_alex
Friday: Oasis Assault by Pikminenco
Saturday: Bamboo 2: The Overgrowth by apricot-jam-IS (Sorry we missed your track last week, buddy. –Coker)
Sunday: Mystery Track