November 15, 2010 // 6:41 pm
- SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell
has announced today that a ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart will arrive as part of next week's update.
To quote: The Carnival is coming to town!
Coming to PSN next Tuesday is the Carnival Parts Pack. The Carnival pack features a new group of 13 "Big Top" themed track parts to make new tracks or just make amazing tracks even better.
Dodge clowns, get big air with Bounce Pads, and jump over or "through" a Ferris wheel – The Carnival Pack lets you do it all.
Included in the Carnival Pack are 13 parts listed below.
• Jumbo Donut
• Fun House
• Big Top Tent
• Three different Carnival Tents
• Pop Up Clown Blocker
• Ferris Wheel
• Salt and Peeper
• Log Roll
• Bounce Pad
• Ticket Booth
• Milk Bottle
Progressive Kart available for free next week!
We've got another special item coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the fine folks at Progressive Insurance
. The Progressive Kart will be available on the PSN for free starting next Tuesday. Don't forget that you can still download Flo on the PlayStation Store if you haven't already. Flo Mod + Progressive Kart = Win!
Sly Cooper Correction
We are postponing our Sly celebration a few weeks and will be releasing his official Mod and Kart early December. Sorry for the wait, but we promise his Kart will be tuned and ready to go in time for the holidays!
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.
Mod of the Week
Mod Name: "Flipside"
Ramone says: This Mod is a lot like a mullet hairstyle - business in the front, party in the back. Of course, that if by "business" you mean "normal face" and by "party" you mean giant skull face tattoo. It's kind of weird to be stared at by that face while driving, but that's good work.
Kart of the Week
Kart Name: "Dragon Eye"
Ramone says: This Kart is a bit deceptive. It looks fairly simply, but that's precisely why it shines. The airbrushed dragon eyes on the sides are killer, and the claw marks on the front are a really nice touch. It's even got a little tail on the back doors. Very well done.
Track of the Week
If you have a video(s) of your track submit them to MNR's YouTube channel
, email [email protected]
and we will include them in the blog if your track is showcased.
Track Name: "On the Waterfront..."
Created by: atheistsw
atheistsw says: "A frantic dash through a vast harbour area after-hours...There are a multitude of shortcuts on this track, all with their own risk vs reward, and one huge shortcut that is so effective it only opens up on the final lap. Be on the look for it as you dash through the dockyard area..."
Ramone says: Oh, man! Choose your shortcut carefully on this one. Athiestsw was downright cold blooded on one shortcut in particular on this track. If you manage to make it through the pop-up columns that block this shortcut, you'll be greeted by a narrow passage guarded by a bot with an attitude along with a bit of HOT FYAH to keep you on your toes before you can make a nice big jump with a good spin opportunity. Is it worth it? Give it a shot, and you tell me.
Track Name: "Mountain Switchbacks"
Created by: OverReAction
OverReAction says: "This majestic mountain track was built for some sweet mountain ride. I'd say it's one of my random tracks. I was bored though. Also, to all newbie's out there, I'll show you how the Track Branches really work!"
Ramone says: I can't help but wonder if OveReAction's PSN ID is supposed to be ironic. Imagine my overreaction when I had some boost, hit R1 to activate that trigger on the shortcut, slipped past the wall that had dropped, launched off the ramp, flew through the air past the hungry K-Wrecks, only to find that.
Well, I won't ruin it for you, but that wasn't a nice thing to do. This is a really fast and well thought out track with lots of blind corners after hills that you'll have to be careful about navigating and make some quick calls. Fun stuff.
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: Tsunami in Costa Rosada, by SergioChileno
Tuesday: Mountain Drive, by MarioGamer159
Wednesday: Farbanti Rush, by IndianWolf
Thursday: A: Forest Glen, by Tecnoboy1
Friday: Full Tilt, by AngeloComet
Saturday: Mystery Track
Sunday: Mystery Track