SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell has posted this weeks ModNation Racers PS3 update, which spotlights double VGA nominations and a double XP week!
To quote: Last week, ModNation Racers was officially nominated for Best Driving Game and Best PS3 Game in the 2010 SPIKE TV Video Game Awards!
To celebrate this great double honor, we're going to kick off another week of Double XP. Starting tomorrow, November 23rd, go nuts and double your XP in MNR during the Thanksgiving holiday.
It really is a special feeling to be recognized for making a game that we believe in, and we sincerely thank our awesome community for all your support.
Carnival Pack Available
We've seen what you've done with the Stunt Pack, and we can't wait to see what that Carnival Pack brings to the Nation. Check it out tomorrow!
Progressive Kart Available for Free Tomorrow!
Flo needs wheels, and here they are. Starting tomorrow, you can pick up your pink slip for this sweet offroad truck for FREE courtesy of our good friends at Progressive Insurance! The Kart includes the Truck body and Progressive decals.
ModNation Creations of the Week
Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future "creation" of the week be sure to visit up on the official ModNation Community site and who knows? You might see your handiwork on the PlayStation.Blog.
With the release of the new Carnival and Stunts parts pack we want to see your tracks with those new props in them!
Mod & Kart of the Week
Mod Name: MNR Police Officer
Kart Name: MNR Police Pursuit
Ramone says: This little dude looks pretty cool. He's clean all the way down to his detailed white gloves, and I get the distinct feeling that he's ALL business. Coincidentally, he kind of resembles one of the guys at United Front Games... Decrates also made the perfect kart complement to MNR Police Officer in the MNR Police Pursuit.
From the "To Boost And Drift" motto on the sides to the "Pull Over" message in front for any unlucky Mod's rear view mirror, the detail and precision on this one are top notch. I really, really dig this Kart.
Track of the Week
If you have a video(s) of your track submit them to MNR's YouTube channel by emailing ModNation@Playstation.Sony.com and we will include them in the blog if your track is showcased.
Track Name: Elite Theme Park
Created by: RockToonz
RockToonz says: "This track has seven unique Elite Challenges, uses the Theme Park environment, and is good for Hot Lap and Track of the Week (action races)... Try it and you decide!
Ramone says: I've heard of underground racing, but I'd never really heard of race tracks with underground race hazards. You'll just have to give try this track out to see what I mean. This track has got some awesome uses of the Stunt Pack, and I always love it when there are cool drift and jump opportunities that also involve risks.
There's a great, wide turn to get your Boost on, but it's littered with flaming clowns that you'll have to work around, and the big jump needs to be navigated in order to avoid obstacles and/or collect pods. I had nightmares after racing this one. I dreamed that I was about to jump a ramp and a mechanical dinosaur came up out of the ground to eat me. Well played, RockToonz. ...well played.
Track Name: Venom Pit
Created by: MightyDeuce
OverReAction says: "Created this track based around a pit of snakes, modeling using blocks and a few other props for eyes and detail. The track itself is an up and down twisting track designed for great racing and drifting. Track also incorporates two big jumps and a sprinkling of pods. There are no shortcuts in this one as I wanted the races to be as close and hard fought as possible. Thanks for looking."
Ramone says: I should've known by the title that this might not be the track for me. The track is crazy fun, with some really good zig-zagging drift opportunities, but once I hit those jumps and got a bigger sweeping view of the track, the ophidiophobia kicked in and things got creepy. Look it up. It's no fun on a track like this. This is a great one, though. Great for Action or Time Trial, this is one of those tracks that makes a perfect run achievable without being easy.
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: Elite Theme Park, by RockToonz
Tuesday: Venom Pit, by MightyDeuce
Wednesday: Mountain Switchbacks, by OverReAction
Thursday: Altago City, by apricot-jam-IS
Friday: ALPHA CITY, by SergioChileno
Saturday: Mystery Track
Sunday: Mystery Track
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