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ModNation Racers Artist Spotlight: Kevin Butler…’Nuff said

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Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

Merry ModNation Monday Everyone!

This week the Spotlight hits the one and only Kevin Butler. You know a lot of things about our VP of …well…. EVERYTHING, but did you know he had an artsy side? It was news to everyone in the office too. (And all that time I thought he was taking notes.) Watch as Kevin get himself “Modified”, see his particular approach to Track Creation, and wait to see a showdown of EPIC proportions at the end. It’s the stuff of legend.

Like Kevin‘s Creations? Download them starting May 25th once your get your full copy of ModNation Racers (PS3).

Just search under PSN ID: ArtistSpotlight1

Don’t forget the ModNation PS3 Demo hits PSN tomorrow so I hope your engines are revved up!

I’ll leave you with my favorite screen shot to date-


A Family that Races together, Stays Together

Only 7 DAYS left to pre-order folks!

Have a great week everyone, more goodies to come right here on the PS.Blog!

Add Your Own

DaWolf619 said:

May 17th, 12:59 pm

“VP of Washing My Car”

“Too Much Hair Gel Says What?”

HAHA awesome, can’t wait to get this.

Tyger0 said:

May 17th, 1:02 pm

Funny. Doesn’t this contradict his pep talk commercial to the kick getting beat on his own MNR track? LOL. Anyhow are we getting Jack’s mod too? It would be funny if his car was a giant Move controller… I should make that. =)

blackmajic13 said:

May 17th, 1:05 pm

MAN FURISMO JIVE?! What game could that possibly be?!

xiked said:

May 17th, 1:06 pm

HAHA, great ad, should be on PSN ASAP and on websites!

btw. I know what he meant whit his latest games. It is Gran Turismo 5! :D

BlackMoney18 said:

May 17th, 1:08 pm

Chuck can you make a video about that. (How to find tracks) Also is the ps3 demo going to have kevin’s mod in it? I heard that if we save our creations on out hard drive disc(HDD) we will be able to use that stuff (our creations) in the full game when it comes out May 25. Is that true?

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 3:59 pm

    Yup! Save your Demo Creations and they will be waiting for you when you buy the full game. You can get Kevin’s Mod on PSN though the full game.

TopBanana0769 said:

May 17th, 1:15 pm

Hahaha, this might be my favorite one yet. Awesome back and forth between the two. You guys would be crazy not to include them together in your E3 conference.

8 days til ModNation! I am pumped for it! Can’t wait for the demo tomorrow. Fingers crossed for a relatively early update time. (I have to work tomorrow night!)

TopBanana0769 said:

May 17th, 1:20 pm

Also, that screen shot is killer! Thanks for the new wallpaper!

Shacojin said:

May 17th, 1:30 pm

Kevin and Jack are the BOMB!!

TNTbkNY said:

May 17th, 1:40 pm

@37 Parapraxis
thx for the wallpaper link!! cant wait for Modnation racers next week D1P!! (=day one purchase)


crusher915 said:

May 17th, 1:45 pm

little off topic: why hasn’t anyone mentioned Kung-Fu Live, you guys should give them access to post something on the blog (and also tell them about the blog) by the way Kevin Butler would be perfect for this “look at my kung-fu skills” http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/17/hands-on-playstation-eyes-kung-fu-live/

ender411 said:

May 17th, 1:54 pm

that was the best trailer i have ever seen in my life

whoever thought that up, give him (or her) a raise!

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 4:08 pm

    I’ll be sure to tell my bosses. :)

BigRon3400 said:

May 17th, 1:54 pm

Kevin Butler is going to be the first Mod I download.

Noaxzl said:

May 17th, 2:00 pm

Even though I’m getting the game next week, I’ll download the demo tomorrow anyways, I can’t wait to play it that much.

Also, saw a review of this game on X-Play’s website. I was unaware that the game had a story mode (and a pretty funny one, by the looks of it). The mouth movements looked similar to the ones from Robot Chicken. You guys used that show as inspiration?

angelspawn77 said:

May 17th, 2:03 pm

this video was awesome, kevin butler definitely needs to make an appearance at e3. Cant wait for the demo tomorrow! then the full game next week! Im having a few friends over on wednesday to play the demo, should be fun.

VincentVendetta said:

May 17th, 2:08 pm

“That’s it Jack, YOU AND ME, OUTSIDE!”

IcedDice777 said:

May 17th, 2:09 pm

Watch……..watch what? Would watch video if the PS3 had actually a working browser. HINT hint…. update the PS3 browser please. Thank you

Tommy012345 said:

May 17th, 2:10 pm

Alittle Off-Topic: Whats that funky little song I hear at the end? I know I’ve heard it somewhere else before!

CapinChronic said:

May 17th, 2:13 pm

That was awesome!! How can I D/L the JT mod??

AK-58 said:

May 17th, 2:32 pm

I pre-ordered the PS3 version at least HALF a month ago, so I think I don’t have to worry about rushing to gamestop.It’s a good year to be nastalgiac(is that how you spell it?) towards Playstation(LBP2, nuff’ said).

Tomm4118 said:

May 17th, 2:45 pm

LOL “Tell me more grown up child actor”
“Too much hairjell says what?!”
“Half man, half horse,half motorcycle” lol nice math XD

Kevin is awsome, CAN NOT WAIT for the game XD…is the demo availible by 12:00 am ???

Hobartbob said:

May 17th, 2:47 pm

Already Pre-ordered MNR. Can’t wait for the game!!

loadstone007 said:

May 17th, 2:51 pm

Awesome video, very amusing :)
Great marketing shift Sony – you’re nailing it this time.
Hopefully GT5 won’t be a let down.


indika551 said:

May 17th, 2:55 pm

hey could some one please tell me if the sack boy will be available in AUS it comes out on the 2oth here i am looking for ward to it i pre-ordered it at eb games you get all 3 racers but they seem to know nothing about sack boy i would really love sack boy and i would be very great full for a reply thanks

letherclad said:

May 17th, 3:15 pm

are the preorder bonuses going to be available on the psn?

I want all three but I don’t want to buy three copies, but I would gladly pay for them on the psn!

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 4:23 pm

    Not sure yet! :( Will let you know as soon as I do.

Chissock said:

May 17th, 3:15 pm

This is amazing! When Jack appeared, my head almost exploded.

cell989 said:

May 17th, 3:23 pm

epic showdown

D-Squad3 said:

May 17th, 3:28 pm

Jack Tretton and Kevin Butler FTW!!!

ShadowPhoenix18 said:

May 17th, 3:38 pm

Haha @ NJShadow! “rated between Epic and BOOM” was right on the nose! Kevin Butler is always a win, but the exchange between him and Tretton was priceless!

supersaiyan500 said:

May 17th, 3:42 pm

LOL Kevin Butler vs. THE President & CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America? haha now that’s one Epic battle right there. Modnation Racers is a must-buy for day #1 X)

TheGuardianFID said:

May 17th, 3:47 pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHA, Jack PWNED KB, lol love ya guys lol, just awesome!!! 8)

michaelochs said:

May 17th, 4:08 pm

do we get to pick our three free one’s when we reserve it cause if we do i want sackboy drake and i guess ratchet but most definitely not kratos though please reply


May 17th, 4:17 pm

What is with Da Da Da from Trio at the end? If the is in MNR it would be AWESOME (and yes…I’m that old).

For you youngins….



May 17th, 4:19 pm

Actually…how about having Trio at E3…much better than Cirque if you know what I mean…


May 17th, 4:19 pm

One Question how long did it take to make that track?

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 4:35 pm

    I’ll ask Kevin, but I think he did it in a day.

wolfzero1 said:

May 17th, 4:22 pm

that was funny. I hope Man Furismo Jive will be announced at E3 :)

HTK said:

May 17th, 4:25 pm

Kevin Butler is just, wow. Already pre-ordered the game, just counting down the days…Unless Chuck is willing to send me a copy before next week. ;)

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 7:25 pm

    Ha! Sure just send me your addre…oh just remembered if I get you a copy, how will you enjoy that amazing pre-order character? :)

Tumanator9 said:

May 17th, 4:33 pm

I have been waiting for this game for years, I was in Africa when the beta was out & I was screwed. But now since the demo is coming out I feel alot better. THANK YOU MODNATION RACERS!!!!

Kirkpad said:

May 17th, 4:48 pm

Was is just me, or did they put too much makeup on Kevin?

Hilarious video guys.

phinnv8 said:

May 17th, 4:54 pm

Not as funny as the other Kevin Butler vids but the ending was epic.

dragonx2k8 said:

May 17th, 4:58 pm

That was one of the funniest things I have ever saw. I like how Sony advertisers went with the comic route instead of blasting the competition every chance they get like some companies. Keep up the good work.

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radiantshadow92 said:

May 17th, 5:20 pm

KB is the man!

michaelochs said:

May 17th, 5:34 pm

makes you think what did they call him in 4th grade?

michaelochs said:

May 17th, 5:38 pm

jack is awesome kevins funny

acerazer1 said:

May 17th, 6:08 pm

Thanks for bumping this to the top… never gets old. Great marketing for this game, btw. You guys have done a great job Chuck.

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 7:29 pm

    Thanks! The team here appreciates the love.

gold5225 said:

May 17th, 6:21 pm

Is Kevin Butler an actual Sony Computer Entertainment Employee or is he with the ad agency you guys hired for these awesome new commercials?

RyuuNoSekai said:

May 17th, 6:29 pm

I can’t wait for this game, 1 more week!!!

also, if people preordered at play’n’trade, are we still eligible to attain a sackboy DLC marked release or are they only for gamestop, amazon, and the like?

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 7:30 pm

    If Play N Trade has stickered copies then you are good. It’s only while supplies last though.

Zachareias said:

May 17th, 6:39 pm

Just curious was this scripted, or was this improved?

xAllanKx said:

May 17th, 6:40 pm

The demo will have the option to try the multiplayer?????????

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    Chuck Lacson said:

    May 17th, 7:30 pm

    Yup! Split Screen offline multiplayer!

xplosneer said:

May 17th, 6:56 pm

Too much hair gel says what? -That was the best line. It was more like a long promo, not a great funny ad for tv, but not bad either.

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