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ModNation Rockin’ The Party and This Party Don’t Stop

Mark Wilson's Avatar + Posted by Mark Wilson on Aug 15, 2011 // Community Specialist, San Diego Studios

You have to admit this has been a one rippin’ great summer to be a member of the ModNation!

…and most recently the “name your next favorite game” event (see last week’s blog)

We have a lot more events in store for you in the months to come leading up to the release of ModNation Racers on the PlayStation Vita. We can’t wait to get our hands on that baby, but trust us – you’ll have plenty to do until then!

Hey, if you have an idea for a fun MNR event let us know HERE. The more ideas the better!

ModNation Team Track Challenge II – Are You In? (again!)
The last team track challenge was a roaring success so we are doing it again! Are you new to track creation and want to learn from AND work with the best? Are you one of “the best” and want to impart your “MNR wisdom” on the newbies? Well this is the event for you. We will randomly be putting together teams of 3-4 track creators to work together on building their united track.

If you want to join in the fun look HERE for more details and to sign up.

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RECENT DLC: On The Zombie Bandwagon!
The Haunted Parts Pack is available in the PlayStation Store for $4.99. Let the freaks come out at night!

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ModNation Player Profile: IndustrialSavior
IndustrialSavior is one of the ModNation’s most prolific track creators. His tracks always deliver a great race AND a great story! Read his profile HERE

FREE RANDOM DLC GIVEAWAY: “Find Me”
Tomorrow (8/16/11) is an opportunity to acquire some FREE ModNation Racers DLC. I will be cruising around the ModSpot tossin’ around some free MNR DLC (while supplies last). Look for PSN ID: MNR_FIND_ME.

Creations of the Week:

Track of The Week:
Planet Zatox by prob_alex

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Hot Lap Tracks:

Monday: Planet Zatox by prob_alex (prob_alex continues to find beautiful, ingenious and astonishing new ways to push the track design envelope! This week is no different. I raced it so much I see it in my dreams at night, and that’s a good thing!)
Tuesday: Halloumi National Park by atheistsw (I don’t know where this “park” is but I want to vacation there for about a week!)
Wednesday: The Maze of Despair by Industrial02 (In recognition of National “Meaning of Is” Day)
Thursday: THE ORBITRON by RADMANROB (I like this track a lot RADMANROB! (AKA: RADBOYROB)
Friday: alien arctic 51 fix by LinKueiNinja (great effort from a rookie track designer)
Saturday: Budget Deficit Crisis by manlius10a (well played sir, well played)
Sunday: Eden Vale Office Park by atheistsw (Wow! atheistsw can even turn a depressing office park into a fun race. How does he do it?)

Party on ModNation, party on!

//Add Your Own

39 Comments   18 Replies

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+ ck2875 on August 15th, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

I feel like I’m never going to get Stowaway


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+ moriarty1975 on August 15th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

Dear SCEE, Europe wants the Oil Stain Mod & Kart on the store asap, much love, moriarty.

;)


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

    :)


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+ TheAlbraskan on August 15th, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

So we write down the codes and then exit the game to try and type it in as fast as we can?


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+ Elnath10 on August 15th, 2011 at 1:16 pm said:

am I first?


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+ Elnath10 on August 15th, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

No I wasnt XD

anyway, very cool the Haunted DLC parts pack, but I still believe that it has to come something for karts and mods for each parts pack, for doing proper characters for the that. Like the oil stain

keep the good work

p.s i will never have a chance for those free codes =(


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:37 pm said:

    Never say never!


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+ JNM-CIM on August 15th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

It’s amazing what these other creators can come up with. I thought I was good, but then I just get schooled by these other guys! Great Job!


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:37 pm said:

    Saw your creation today. You’ll get there! Don’t give up!


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+ JNM-CIM on August 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

Is there a possibility of a night racing expansion pack? I love night racing, and I think it would go perfect with the Haunted Parts Pack.


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+ Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm said:

Probably not. You might have to build big “caves” like prob_alex. They are very cool!


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm said:

    @7


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+ JNM-CIM on August 15th, 2011 at 1:45 pm said:

Ok, I always wondered how they made those caves, I’ll make sure to check his stuff out.


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 1:54 pm said:

    Join the Team Track Challenge II. You’ll learn a lot!


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+ Shadow-Man_4 on August 15th, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

Hello Mark, It seems that you guys developed for us a lot of DLC costumes, Which i really liked. But, We need more famous costumes Like, For example: Toy story, Infamous etc.

Are you currently looking to develop these kinds of DLC packs?

Also, Is there any possibility to develop move support for Modnation Racers? Developing move support will entice a lot of people to Modnation Racers as people are suffering a lack of move games these days.

-Thank you.


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+ materclobber on August 15th, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

Awesome!! this will be great for halloween! wow the summer went fast. you know batman arkham asylum? do you have any news on batman arkham city? (if you know)


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 3:03 pm said:

    Can’t wait to see the Haunted tracks!


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+ shredder110 on August 15th, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

Can we get a hearse kart with a tombstone seat & a boiling witch pot engine & spider rims?
I’m dieing for a hearse kart. btw I work 9am – 6pm eastern standard time tomorrow..will I miss out on the dlc?


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

    We will be around until 5pm PST


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+ Iop330 on August 15th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Hey mark, great hot lap choices,Alex deserves TOTW,the rest are great too!

I also was thinking of editing my track slippery splashdown, yet seeing as no-one has submitted their waterparks I assume i can, also do I get a prize for being first to submit their track….stowaway maybe… *wink wink* =D

Have you checked out my track Acardia Nova, I hope you like it, was it too late for this weeks hot lap or lacking?

Oh where are the Mod and Kart of the week!? Did you forget…

Please reply ;D


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 3:07 pm said:

    Hey mark, great hot lap choices,Alex deserves TOTW,the rest are great too!
    FOR SURE!

    I also was thinking of editing my track slippery splashdown, yet seeing as no-one has submitted their waterparks
    We have a few

    I assume i can, also do I get a prize for being first to submit their track….stowaway maybe… *wink wink* =D Never assume LOL

    Have you checked out my track Acardia Nova, I hope you like it, was it too late for this weeks hot lap or lacking?
    Yes. It’s in the running for this week. We’ll see what happens

    Oh where are the Mod and Kart of the week!? Did you forget…
    SADLY not getting enough entries to choose from!

    Please reply ;D
    Reply :)


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+ JNM-CIM on August 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

I thought the Team Track Challenge was meant for the professional creators? I don’t want to end up being a hindrance to anyone on the team.


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

    Just the opposite! …

    “Are you new to track creation and want to learn from AND work with the best?”.

    They enjoy it as much as you will!


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+ dsaBOSS on August 15th, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

Glad to see you guys still supporting the community.

How exactly will the codes be given out tomorrow? Private messages? Please respond as I need that Stowaway DLC!


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 3:17 pm said:

    Look for PSN ID: MNR_FIND_ME in a ModSpot


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+ Iop330 on August 15th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

@ Marks Reply to 13

Hey mark, great hot lap choices,Alex deserves TOTW,the rest are great too!
FOR SURE!
Agreed!

I also was thinking of editing my track slippery splashdown, yet seeing as no-one has submitted their waterparks
We have a few
Where are these tracks, there are none on the post

I assume i can, also do I get a prize for being first to submit their track….stowaway maybe… *wink wink* =D Never assume LOL
Worth a shot..lmao

Have you checked out my track Acardia Nova, I hope you like it, was it too late for this weeks hot lap or lacking?
Yes. It’s in the running for this week. We’ll see what happens
ooh..exciting..

Oh where are the Mod and Kart of the week!? Did you forget…
SADLY not getting enough entries to choose from!
WHAT THIS IS MADNESS, THIS IS MODNATION!!

Please reply ;D
Reply :)
Again.. lol

Hope you dont mind ;’)


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+ D-Squad3 on August 15th, 2011 at 3:32 pm said:

When are you guys going to announce the name for the Vita game?


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+ Iop330 on August 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

Sorry for spamming, lol but when you said never assume did you mean about editing my track ( to solve a glitch) or about stowaway?

last post I promise, :’)


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

    Stowaway

    :)


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+ Underdisc on August 15th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

I know I will be joining this team track challenge! Does anyone want to join my group? I will be back to Modnation this Monday! I will see everyone soon!


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    + Mark Wilson on August 15th, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    We will be randomly selecting “teams” for this event. It’s a lot of fun!

    Are you in?


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+ Frejim on August 15th, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

when is the GotY edition coming out?


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+ shredder110 on August 15th, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

so….can we get a Hearse kart?


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+ bbFBplaya on August 15th, 2011 at 7:34 pm said:

Hey did you guys pick the name for the Vita game yet? I thought my idea was pretty good. I’d love to have the feeling that I made a big contribution to something thats growing so strong.

Modnation Racers: VITALITY


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+ devilmosh on August 15th, 2011 at 9:46 pm said:

@23 I’m sure you’ll be missed.


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+ LinKueiNinja on August 15th, 2011 at 10:45 pm said:

Oh I hope I run into you Mark when you are giving out a Stowaway! I have EVERY DLC character & when I saw CougarHunter driving in that Kart w the Mod at at the ModStop…I was like…I WANT IT…WHERE DO I GET IT?
Then he gave me the bad news…..So, Ill be lookin for you! ;)


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    + Mark Wilson on August 16th, 2011 at 9:32 am said:

    Good luck today!


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+ vTyler on August 16th, 2011 at 12:43 am said:

Modnation Racers has some amazing events its never been better to part of this games community, thanks guys!
I have put my name down for the Team Track Challenge as you know so can’t wait for that :)

Mark do you know what time your going to be dropping DLC?


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    + Mark Wilson on August 16th, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

    We are glad you are liking the events We love them too!

    Randomly between 9am and 5pm PST


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+ ScottSutton on August 16th, 2011 at 12:50 am said:

Hey I was hopeing for Tome Stone parts in pack ? Also I wish someone send me Image or something the reason I was banned in first place ? Well anyway i hope you guys fix PSN USERS that keeps Glitching outside map and knocking over TopMod’s Karts everyday “Really Hard to used report tool when it dos not work at all” :( Hint of a Jerk that cant be report for glitching or publishing those Karts Japannese Accounts :) so hey glitchers create one today also get in on beta’s


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+ JNM-CIM on August 16th, 2011 at 4:09 am said:

@23 Why smash up a perfectly good piece of hardware? Let us know how you feel a few months from now, considering you won’t be able to play anything like Modnation Racers, Uncharted 3, Gran Turismo, InFamous, Resistance, Killzone 3, Socom 4, MAG, Warhawk, Starhawk, PSN Exclusives, PS1 Classics, or be able to play Blu-ray movies, or have free online gaming, and the list goes on, and on, and on…


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+ MagicalHamster on August 16th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

JNM-CIM: Look up my profile (MagicalHamster.) I have a track called “Dark Sky Template”. In that track I’ve blocked out the sky with dark grey bricks and mountains. It’s remixable so you can use that for night-ish tracks. It has a few limits, in that it uses alot of your prop budget, and that if you go high enough there’s a point where the sun can peak through the ceiling and the mountains — but it’s worth a look. : )


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+ JNM-CIM on August 16th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

@29 That sounds awsome! I’ll make sure to download it and check it out. I never thought about saving a track as a template, pretty smart.


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+ hypersk_us on August 16th, 2011 at 4:24 pm said:

Has the giveaway ended yet?

I just came back home from the office, I’m looking for this MNR_FIND_ME person but I don’t see it.

Help please?


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+ Hooligantuan on August 16th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

Were there no mods good enough for Mod of the Week?

:/


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    + Mark Wilson on August 17th, 2011 at 9:28 am said:

    not really :(


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+ dsaBOSS on August 16th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

After roaming Modspots most of the day I found MNR_FIND_ME twice (first time I lost connection) and was waiting in anticipation, but didn’t get a code…was very disappointed. :(

At least the friend next to me got one.


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+ hypersk_us on August 16th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

I could’ve stayed home instead of going to work today…

Will we get another opportunity to get this DLC if we missed it?


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    + Mark Wilson on August 17th, 2011 at 9:29 am said:

    Yes. Check this blog for future opportunities!


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+ Garylisk on August 16th, 2011 at 6:35 pm said:

I had Mod Nation Racers on it’s release day, and basically, the online mode was just full of mods that look like pop culture things like spider man and the scooby doo wagon, etc… nothing creative, just disappointing pop culture stuff. Plus all the tracks were, for the most part, just designs intended to be an easy way to get all the trophies.

Oh yes, and the ridiculous load times.

Not to mention people who could cheat and get 2 second laps on tracks, making leaderboard competition impossible.

I traded in the game for credit at Gamestop.

So tell me, guys… has the game’s online mode improved at all? Is the mod scene actually cool, or is it still just mindless? I really love the idea of this game, but it was so frustrating and disappointing with the load times and cheating… is it truly better now than before?


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+ LinKueiNinja on August 17th, 2011 at 2:12 am said:

I was at the Modspot all day & was about to give up & exit out when I saw MNR_FIND_ME was on the players list!

Rushed over & found him! YEA! Thank you for the DLC! It made my average day EXCELLENT! I was very happy….I never win anything so it was very exciting for me.

Many Thanks!


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    + Mark Wilson on August 17th, 2011 at 9:29 am said:

    So glad you got one!


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+ moriarty1975 on August 17th, 2011 at 5:43 am said:

No sign of the Oil Stain DLC in todays E.U store update. Maybe next week?…or the week after?…or the week after that….?

:(


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    + Mark Wilson on August 17th, 2011 at 9:30 am said:

    eesh!


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+ moriarty1975 on August 17th, 2011 at 9:37 am said:

Got a reply from the (stand-in) SCEE store overlord about the Oil Stain DLC :

“It will be coming but I don’t have an ETA yet, sorry.”


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+ atheistsw on August 17th, 2011 at 7:04 pm said:

@37 – Tsk, tsk, don’t forget, they have to localize the content for over 20 countries… oh wait, nevermind, there can be no good excuse for that one!


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+ hypersk_us on August 18th, 2011 at 6:43 am said:

Thanks for the answer Mark, however I’d like to make a suggestion.

Would it be possible to extend the giveaways or make two of them (one during the day and one during the night)??? Or even make them on a weekend or something like that??

I say this because there’s some people (including me) that have jobs and cannot be all day trying to find the person giving way the DLC, and in fact this Tuesday I came home earlier than other days, so if I arrived home in at a normal timing, I wouldn’t have participated on this.

Also, in my case I live with my girlfriend and she does love ModNation Racers just as I do, or even more than I do, but we both have jobs, so there’s no one at home during the day…

Please take us in consideration, that’s it. :)

Thanks!


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