PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced that ModNation Racers is hitting PlayStation Home today along with a buy 1, get 1 free personal spaces deal for those interested.

To quote: Less than one month after the launch of the mega-popular ModNation Racers event in our Media and Events space, the just-released kart racer that has officially taken the genre to the next level with its near-infinite amount of highly customizable tracks, karts, and characters is getting a dedicated space in PlayStation Home.

From the light and "sticky" (no pun intended) fun of the Sticker Wall to the maddeningly addictive built-in kart mini-game, the brand new ModNation Racers space lives up to the eponymously named game's "Play. Create. Share" mantra.

And this Thursday, May 27th, the doors will open for all to explore, experience, and enjoy. Check out this video for a quick look at what to expect when this space goes live tomorrow morning.

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On that note, we'd like to take a moment to call your attention to a special ModNation Racers event we will be hosting in PlayStation Home starting this Thursday, May 27 (deadline for entries is June 10).

An opportunity for you to show the PlayStation Home community your mastery of mid-race maneuvers, the ModNation Racers "Snap a Trick" contest will award the winner with fame and fans beyond their wildest dreams (or maybe not - but it's a sure-fire way to show the world just how much of a daredevil you are).

To participate, all you must do is load and start ModNation Racers and then enter into one of the following Game types via the Radial Menu or their respective Circle of Influences: Career, Split-screen, Quick Race or Time Trial (Photo Mode is not available online).

During a Race, perform the craziest trick you can imagine, and then press the Start button to pause the game while performing said trick. Then, select Photo Mode from the Radial Menu, adjusting the camera positioning with the Left and Right Thumb Sticks until you have the optimal shot.

Simply press L1 to take a picture, which will then be saved to the "Photo" section of your PS3. Then, submit your photo by emailing [email protected], with "MNR" as the subject line of the e-mail, and in the body, include your PSN ID.

The winner will have their shot placed in the PlayStation Home ModNation Racers. How cool is that? The complete rules for this contest have been attached at the end of this post for your convenience, so make sure to give them a read before you enter.

My buddy Magnus Keynes - he, the wheeler and dealer of PlayStation Home, responsible for striking the deals that have lead to so many of the cool virtual items and spaces that you all enjoy on a daily basis - is getting the "sale bug" again (he does this pretty regularly, if you haven't noticed).

This week, he's not only hosting the "Beach Week" segment of the PlayStation Home Top Avatar competition (you can find out all about it here) but is also giving away the Wizard's Den personal space to those of you that choose to buy one of the following personal spaces: Summer House, City Penthouse, Lakeside Log Cabin, Paris Clock Tower, and Luxury Racing Box.

It's a pretty sweet deal, so head to the Estates store in the PlayStation Home Mall come this Thursday to take advantage of this limited-time offer. See you in Home!

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