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ModNation Racers Artist Spotlights: David Jaffe “Swears” by ModNation

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Happy ModNation Monday!

I’m happy to bring to you our next installment of our Artist Spotlight series. Last week, Insomniac GamesTed Price showed us that it only takes a few minutes and some imagination to create girlfriends for Ratchet and Clank. This week, we are happy to bring you someone else’s take on ModNation Racers.

Making games is tough. Making blockbuster multi-million selling games is even tougher! Not many understand that more than David Jaffe, the talented and “outspoken” mind behind the Twisted Metal franchise and a little game called God of War.

If you didn’t catch it on USAToday.com this week, the founder of Eat Sleep Play and the voice behind davidjaffe.biz took a break from his latest project to chat about the challenges of game development, seeing his characters getting the “Mod” treatment, and his reactions to games like LittleBigPlanet and ModNation.

Let the bleeping begin!

Sweet Tooth in ModNation Racers

Fans paid tribute to Twisted Metal during the ModNationRacers Online Beta in December

Kratos gets a Kart in ModNation Racers!

Kratos gets a Kart

Who’s next on the spotlight?

We’ll find out next ModNation Monday, right here on the PlayStation.Blog!

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  • I am so looking forward to this game!

  • falcon07elensar

    The video isnt showing up for me, says its not available.

  • BeerManMike

    Cool, but they don’t post the story about Jeff talking crap about PSN’s game sharing setup. lol.

  • DAVID JAFFE!!!!!!!
    We need him on the blog at some point this year

  • meeksparda24

    I can’t wait too try this gameout.

  • Elite_Killer_07

    PRO TIP: Video says its not available.

    But, I already seen this video on the web a few days ago. Jaffe seems like hes a natural in front of a camera. I looks like he’s not afraid to speak what’s on his mind, and not caring what other people think of it. I like that.

    [caps lock] BUT WHY MUST JAFFE KEEP HIS GAME A SECRET, HES KILLING ME WITH CURIOSITY!! [/caps lock]

  • Elite_Killer_07

    Nvm, video is working now.

  • meeksparda24

    @Jeff are u still doing the live blog chat? I haven’t seen any lately.

  • This game is going to rock! I can’t wait!
    Love ModNation Mondays!

  • SquirrelBrigade

    David Jaffe is the best! makes the great games
    If they just stamp his name on the bloody box of a game, its sold to me lol.
    Guy is awesome

  • Sweethoot??, is it in the game?? I don’t see him as preorder bonus or anything like that :(

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      Actually Sweet Tooth was a “fan made” Mod from the Public Beta. It was amazing. (Although I like the idea of an “official” Sweet Tooth. hmmmmm.)

  • BlaqueEssence

    Whooo! I can’t wait for this game! Geesh, May 25th can’t get here any faster!

  • looks like an interesting good to play with friends. i might get it.

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      It’s a lot of fun! Make a Track and race with your friends on it via split screen or online.

  • dragonmagician

    I’m seeing a pattern. Next up, someone from Naughty Dog?

  • poweredbyzen

    would love to see the icarus wings on kratos whenever he goes airborne while doing stunts! :D

  • Any chance of some “play, create, share” in your upcoming game Mr. Jaffe?

  • Game looks great. And Jaffe, I can’t wait to see what you do next.

  • Can’t wait for this game!!!!

  • more games need the Jaffe seal of approval work on that Sony and put the approval on boxes.

  • Psyched for ModNation. Psyched for whatever Jaffe’s working on.

    Psyched for Evan Wells and/or Christophe Balestra next week talking Drake.

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      You might be Psyched just a while longer. No Naughty Dog next week. But a good guess!

  • Wow I had seen this before and thought it was cool that they put sweet tooth in the game. But now I find out it was a user creation and it just makes me really want this game. I loved LBP just to see what other people could create.

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      It really was amazing seeing the characters folks made on the beta. Just do a Google search and you’ll be very surprised! Especially since the beta only had a fraction of the assets you get in the full game.

  • i like the start, he couldn’t make up his mind =P

  • Will be getting this in May, can’t decide where to preorder though, so many solid choices. I want the Drake jeep, but I have a credit for amazon, and Kratos looks awesome as well. What a dilemma.

    Looks like this and Red Dead Redemption will be my games of the summer.

  • Buying this game 1st day! I love Sony!

  • This game looks really great, glad that I pre booked. If the loadtimes is faster, the kart handling is better, the camera is better, then this will be a fantastic game.

    hey! I have a good PR slogan/text/whatever:

    “ModNationRacers the true Mario Kart 2.0!”

  • hate to say this but, this video has been posted b4 so its kind of old news right now.

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      Yup, I mentioned that on the post. Just want to make sure folks who haven’t seen it yet get a chance. :)

  • angelspawn77

    funny how you guys chose Jaffe instead of Stig to do this because of the GOW character when he left GOW a long time ago. I totally understand though since he is the one who chose the final design for Kratos so Kratos is pretty much from him. Cant wait for this game though! each time I see it i want it more!

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      If Kratos had a daddy, I would say Jaffe would be him. Thanks for the excitment, we can’t wait to get it on shelves for you guys.

  • kevin butler for the next spotlight?!?!

    this game looks wicked fun

  • Very fun video; I love this little series! Will these make it onto the PSN Store? Hope so.

    David Jaffe is my hero. Seems like a great guy.

  • CapinChronic

    This game looks *bleeping* amazing I cant wait.

  • …Where was this filmed? Why is he in a mocap studio with a GoW2 poster behind him? I am so confused!

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      Jaffe’s secret lair. :) This was filmed at our San Diego Studio.

  • THE-D1RTY-77

    Ok, at first i took this game off my ‘gonna get/play’ list of 2010, because i wasn’t sure…

    But when this vid came up, i put it back on. Having Jaffe talk about this game is pretty convincing…

    [DELETED] Cute…lol

    Playstation 3 – It only does awesome!

  • I preordered this game a few day ago and the gamestop employee said this game was pushed back to June 1st. Is that true?

  • I can’t wait to redo my Warmachine mod to better fit with IronMan 2. http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/vex_doppel/MODNATION_1.jpg

  • bolivianlegacy

    will we see a demo before the game comes out??

    • Chuck Lacson
      Chuck Lacson

      I can’t say right now, but we will be sure to let you know right here on the blog.

  • Jaffe is jus RAW. Awesome! lol. MNR is going to Rok, the beta was sooo goood.

    PSNID:stennex.

  • burnedearth

    If this is anything like the kart game I used to play it will be a day 1 purchase for me(I won’t mention any names but I’m sure everyone knows). I wish I could have gotten in the beta a few months ago. Hopefully I’ll be able to download a demo and try it out even though I will probably end up buying this anyway.

  • lostinplainsight

    how about instead of having David Jaffe talking about mod nation (awesome looking game by the way) can we just get him announcing a new twisted metal. if you guys can do that i’ll totally be your friend

  • Jaffe is Sony’s response to Shigeru Miyamoto.
    can’t wait to see what is his next work

  • TheThunder2008CA

    You should meet Kaz the man behind Gran Turismo.

  • This looks really cute!

  • niiiiice !!! in Canada the release date is fith may bit***** !!!

  • Games like ModNation Racers are going to make me regret my hobby when I’m on my death bed. All I do is hold my breath until the game is released… so for about another month I’ll be wishing time away. Some day I’ll wish I had this time back.

    PS – I don’t live like this. Just thought it would be a coolstorybro. But seriously, I’m excited for ModNation. :)

  • xmodnationx

    o.o WE HAVE SEEN ENOUGH VIDEOS OF THE PS3…. PLEASE GIVE US SOME DECENT PSP VIDEOS . I WANNA C THE MODSPOT ON THE PSP…. I WANNA C SOME KART PIMPING ON THE PSP … AND ONE QUESTION… WILL YOUR WHEELS START FALMING IN THE PSP VERSION ONCE YOUR DRIFT METER HITS 5000…. AND THE MOST INPORTAND THING GIVE US A DEMO

  • “Jaffe is Sony’s response to Shigeru Miyamoto.”

    Come again?! Comparing to Miyamoto-San Jaffe is just a peanut.

  • nerdmanwhippy

    @45 If you really wanted a response to your questions, going a route that didn’t involve pure cap locks probably would of worked better for you. Spell checker also helps man.

  • xmodnationx

    47 i did pure caps lock.. so people would c the comment …

    and im dutch so that explains the bad english..

  • i so want that sweet tooth custume

  • Insomnia999

    Just fix the long load times! Can’t wait!!!

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