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ModNation Racers: Road Trip – It’s Vita Time Baby!

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What a great week to be in the ModNATION!

We present you our labor of love – ModNation Racers: Road Trip. She’s* all yours now so take care of her. Bring her to nice places. Introduce her to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Take pictures with her and post them to your Facebook page. Treat her right and she’ll stay by your side forever, most importantly… take her for a spin at least three times a day! Trust me, she loves it!

(*not sure if one refers to video games in the female form but we thought we’d start the precedent. We’re cutting-edge like that!)

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Keep Up On All Things ModNation

Here are some useful links to stay up to date with all things ModNation Racers!

ModNation Racers Road Trip: Track Starter Kit – Week One
So you just received your brand spankin’ new Vita and ModNation Racers: Road Trip and noticed the 500,000 + plus user created tracks to choose from. Let me help you with a few of my (ModNationSD: MNR Community Manager) favorites. Over the next few weeks I will post some great tracks in this “Starter Kit” section which demonstrate a great cross-section of some of the best tracks ModNation community members have made (so far!). You won’t want to miss these!

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BTW… If you come across some great tracks that you think need to be seen let us know in the comments below of visit the MNR forums HERE. Who knows, a track you recommended or maybe even created could end up in this ModNation Monday blog!… “Track of the Week” maybe?

ModNation Racers For PS3

Top Tracks

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This week we feature some of the best tracks of marusarusa. One of ModNation’s top-quality track creators. Read more about him HERE.

Creations of the Week: Our Favorite “Two-Faced” Mods

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Hot Lap Track of the Week: Cowboys Vs Indians by Laidbackcat
What a GREAT selection of tracks submitted for this week’s “Track of the Week”! This was one of the more difficult weeks to choose just one but “Cowboys Vs Indians” by PSN ID: Laidbackcat just edged out the others as our favorite this week. Congrats Laidbackcat! Yee-haw!

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Monday: Journey thru Fire n Ice by its2l84that
Tuesday: Ice ** by yuda-i
Wednesday: MNR Rally – Finland by prob_alex
Thursday: P! University Park by Lloyd2k4
Friday: Monet’s Garden by mini_schnauzer67
Saturday: Cowboys Vs Indians by Laidbackcat
Sunday: Utopia Reborn by PH1LThy31

ModNation Thursday Fun Races
Join ModNationSD for an evening of fun racing this Thursday from 4:30-5:30 PST. This is a great opportunity to meet some fun people in a casual racing environment. Bring your favorite Mods and Karts and strut your stuff out on the track. Check our ModNation Facebook page on the day of the races on how to join.

Let’s See What You’ve Got!
If you are interested in submitting your Mod, Kart or track for consideration as “Creation of the Week”, please visit us on the official ModNation Community site. Do you have the skills to make it into the blog? You’ll never know until you try!

Add Your Own

MrProfect said:

February 20th, 11:46 am

1st? <:D

snakeeyes211 said:

February 20th, 11:47 am

Nice

HELLRAZR_28 said:

February 20th, 11:51 am

Will there be a demo on the Playstation Store?

bgardner said:

February 20th, 11:53 am

lovin ModNation Racers: Road Trip just as good as the ps3 game maybe better

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:50 am

    I played for at least 15 hours over the 3 day weekend and I’m really loving the new blood of creations. Wow!

thirteenpixels said:

February 20th, 12:01 pm

Head to head multiplayer please…

Zup3rZon3x said:

February 20th, 12:01 pm

Still buying this game for my Vita, played the demo version at Gamestop and was impressed. Im still dissapointed at the lack of no Head-to-Head multiplayer though. I Really hope you guys consider patching it in!
http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2012/01/20/modnation-racers-road-trip-ps-vita/

thenoobinator50 said:

February 20th, 12:19 pm

Played the demo at my local Gamestop, loved it! It races just like the PS3 version, and yes, it has up to eight racers. Why can’t wensday come sooner! My every waking hour is spent waiting for the 22nd.

2 days left!

zombie9 said:

February 20th, 12:29 pm

Not buying a VITA !!! (:

Hooligantuan said:

February 20th, 12:31 pm

That Composite Santa is one of the best mods I’ve ever seen. Nicely done, and nice pick to feature.

(Even if it is someone else’s IP.)

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:51 am

    Yep, those mods are GENIUS!

Mist_Shark said:

February 20th, 12:39 pm

Can creations made in ModNation Racers: Road Trip be used in ModNation Racers on the PS3?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:52 am

    Hi,

    Sorry, no they can’t but all the PS3 creations can be played on Vita!

zekececil14 said:

February 20th, 12:50 pm

I foresee a lot of car racing in my future.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:54 am

    Hi zekececil14,

    Yes I see that for you too! *wink*

DJBennett1985 said:

February 20th, 1:10 pm

Really enjoying Road Trip so far. Maybe you could add best character creations for Road Trip like you do for PS3?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:56 am

    Already on it!

    In game we will add our new San Diego Studio favorites every week as well as featuring creations here in the blog. Let’s see some great creations ModNation. Where are they? Show me!

JNM-CIM said:

February 20th, 1:27 pm

Since PS Vita users will be able to do time trial events, does that possibly mean they can participate in future PS3 Hot Lap events? If it does that would be awesome! The more the merrier! :D

Snipers-Origon said:

February 20th, 2:39 pm

Can you please fix the load times on Modnation Racers: Road Trip! Plz its insanely long.

Teflon02 said:

February 20th, 2:44 pm

When will there ever be a battle Mode? I’ve been begging since the first game released. Also, I like how this game plays, It’s harder to play then the ps3 game but harder in a way where you will need both skill and combat to win races. I just need 3 things to say it’s a perfect game in my opinion. Online multiplayer, a Battle Mode and smoother frame rate :) ohh and 8 player support online and off, not 4 :)
P.S. I miss Biff, he and the umm, other guy were great (I know his names gary :))

DJBennett1985 said:

February 20th, 3:11 pm

If anyone is playing Road Trip I’ve made a few Mortal Kombat characters if interested… just search for “mortal kombat” mods! Feedback appreciated!

race2winnet said:

February 20th, 3:24 pm

@14 What??? No Biff and Gary?? Come on now, you can’t have MNR without Biff and Gary!!! What will they leave out next, online multiplayer???

Seriously, I have actually decided to get MNR: RT on Wednesday and pray that a patch for online multiplayer becomes a reality. I know that I said that I was going to wait until the online multiplayer was implemented but I feel that I have to support this franchise because I DO NOT want to see the series die! Let’s support this game so that we can see some of the great features come to the PS3 in the form of MNR2!

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 10:59 am

    You’re going to love “Road Trip”! Once you get in in your hands you’ll never look back!

prob_alex said:

February 20th, 3:26 pm

@15.. i guess you like mortal kombat then?? ive made 4 Mortal Kombat Stages (Tracks) Check them out see what you think.. Should suit your mods perfectly :)

remanutd5 said:

February 20th, 3:29 pm

after playing Wipeout online campaign and cross platform i dont understand how you guys didnt include head to head online multiplayer from the get go , man vita is taking online multiplayer on the go to new heights , its setting the standards , sony has a golden chance to make the vita THE connected online portable gaming device to own .
i will buy Modnation this week after i get my 32 gb memory card hoping to see head to head multiplayer in the not to distant future .

remanutd5 said:

February 20th, 3:31 pm

btw online multiplayer on the vita : SUCCESS !!!! wipeout even let you see all your friends online within the game , very very kool , it lets you know if a friend has beat one of your scores , if a friend is playing the game online and you want to join them , only thing missing is a party system within the game and it will be online near perfection on the vita

AhoyThere said:

February 20th, 4:06 pm

@9 “Can creations made in ModNation Racers: Road Trip be used in ModNation Racers on the PS3?”

I read somewhere that Modnation Racers for PS3 will not be able to use tracks created in RT. Don’t know about mods and Karts, though. Sorry I cannot find the source of this information for you…

crazy_kracker1 said:

February 20th, 4:08 pm

will Kaz Hirai be playing it on launch day maybe he will add my friends request lol

DJBennett1985 said:

February 20th, 4:42 pm

@17 Ok I will check them out :)

Elvick_ said:

February 20th, 5:11 pm

Announce that online patch so I’ll want this game again, please.

Ftwrthtx said:

February 20th, 5:12 pm

So when can we expect the patch for online head-to-head racing?

l6074l said:

February 20th, 5:12 pm

Great article Mark! Cant wait to get my hand on this master piece!

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    Mark Wilson said:

    February 21st, 11:00 am

    Thank you! You are going to love it!

Madmike22089 said:

February 20th, 5:32 pm

Forget about an online patch, are there any plans to fix the excruciatingly unresponsive controls in the menus? How about the frequent frame rate drops that make the game a nuisance to play? Thanks.

PrinceSaiyan-PS- said:

February 20th, 7:01 pm

Attention gamers: User “Sage_Minato89” stole my account. Please be aware from that @#$%.
LONG LIVE PLAY!

Teflon02 said:

February 20th, 7:23 pm

I kinda agree, with 26, The menu’s touch controls are horrible and need to be fixed because they cant track like the vita itself. If I tap a icon or swipe the screen I get no response but if I slowly slide across or hold a icon for about 2 seconds then it works. I can work with it, but nothing is more frustrating when your losing a challenge or something and you just wanna get into it can’t because you get no response hvn you wanna jump through menus. I think it need a stability patch to stabilize framerates and fix touch response ASAP

thenoobinator50 said:

February 20th, 7:44 pm

OMG did anyone notice how much memory this game requires? It says 1056 KB on the box!
Imagine a more graphically advanced game like Uncharted! Must take up 3000 KB

Would’nt it be funny if wipeout 2048 used up 2048 KB of memory. :)

ChubzDoom said:

February 21st, 9:34 am

@thenoobinator50 That actually isn’t much. 1056KB is roughly 1MB, which is chump change even for the “small” 4GB memory cards. Uncharted asks for 64MB, which is equivalent to 65536 kilobytes.

HandsomeDave85 said:

February 21st, 10:04 am

MNR for PS3 is on sale on Newegg.com for $16 this week.
The price of the game continues to drop but the DLC track packs are still $10 a piece.
When will we see a price drop for the DLC track packs?
PS3 MNR fans need some love too.

pitythefool852 said:

February 21st, 11:10 am

This game does look good, but I might hold out to see what gets patched in at a later date.

When I heard that there would be a ModNation Racers on PSV, there were a couple of key things that I was looking forward too:

1: Multiplayer… hopefully with PS3 cross-play :)
2: The new creation tools – hopefully with the ability to share creations to PS3 as the PS3 creation tools aren’t that easy to handle sometimes.

It’s a shame that those didn’t make it into the final release. Maybe there will be a new ModNation that does all that I wanted soon :(

KGH said:

February 21st, 1:10 pm

About how large is the game? I was thinking about getting this digitally but dont know if i’ll have the space on my vita

irtizahasan said:

February 21st, 5:28 pm

make a head to head online please because it well make the game so much more fun

irtizahasan said:

February 21st, 5:36 pm

San Diego studio well you make a patch for the online play ( head to head ) please? : )

spiderboy59 said:

February 21st, 6:57 pm

i love ModNation Racers, this new version on the PS vita makes me want to get the vita now.

thenoobinator50 said:

February 21st, 7:12 pm

Hold up. About memory, can anyone answer this comment.
in memory there is
GB
MB
KB

I know GB is the largest, but how much is 1GB? =100 MB? 1000? KB Am I close?

sbattu said:

February 21st, 9:49 pm

good

lukeike said:

February 23rd, 11:05 am

I really want to like this game, but since it doesn’t have real multiplayer, I just can’t get excited about it.

lilcal70 said:

February 24th, 4:21 am

road trip is my first vita game & i absolutely love it..the developers really did a fantastic job :-) i really hope they add online multiplayer..either way an extremely fun game just like its ps3 brother thanks mod team :-P

kingotnw said:

February 24th, 8:50 am

No online multiplayer =no buy. Sorry. I was really looking forward to this game too.

gramkracka22 said:

February 26th, 12:39 pm

San Diego Studio’s really needs to come out and say if there will ever be a patch to add online.

Because there is no way I am buying this game without online. They should have added online from the start and made this a real $40 game

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