October 4, 2010 // 8:20 pm
- Today SCEA Associate Producer Jason Coker
has shared a ModNation Racers PS3 update that details a free mod and news of a Family Guy spotlight incoming.
To quote: There's a lot going on at the moment, so let's get right to it: Guess Who's Coming to the Nation...
We've got a special guest coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the good folks at Progressive Insurance
Every Racer in ModNation has at least a couple of Karts that they've grown to know and love, and who better to watch your back than Progressive Insurance's lovely spokesMod, Flo
In addition to handling all your Kart insurance needs, the Flo Mod comes with:
• Flo's Blouse
• Flo's Hair with Headband
• Flo's Apron
• Flo's Button and Nametag
Absolutely for free!
Oh, and that's not all that Progressive Insurance has in store for ModNation – stay tuned for more goodies to come.
Next Week: Family Guy meets ModNation!
Giggity giggity goo! If Kazunori wasn't enough for you, we got a special treat next week. The next MNR Artist Spotlight takes us behind the scenes of one of the funniest shows on television today, Family Guy
We meet some of the creative minds that bring Family Guy to your sets including Joe Vaux (Assistant Director), Raul Guerra (Storyboard Artist), and Dominic Polcino (Director) and see how they get their Mod on.
Best of all, these guys will be online to answer any fan questions on how the show is made and how they got their sweet gigs.
Tune in next week for an EPIC ModNation Monday!
ModNation Creations of the Week
Please keep your creation submissions coming, folks. You can submit your Mods, Karts, and Tracks on the official ModNation community website
and your work may be highlighted as one of our weekly picks. Let's take a look at this week's selections.
MOD OF THE WEEK
Creator : nofriendo1
I apologize now for the terrible pun, but this Mod is bananas. It's truly a special feeling to blast somebody in front of you with a straight shot and then breeze by them with a trash talking ape. Imagine how much better driving would be in the real world if you could have a baboon in your car... Well, this is probably about as close as you're ever going to get, so enjoy!
KART OF THE WEEK
Kart: "Pink Frost"
OK, I admit it - I like bling. You can't hate on the attention to detail here. This may not be everyone's favorite color, but the airbrushed look and the shine can't be ignored. This is impressive work.
TRACKS OF THE WEEK
Track Name: "Central Park Drive-Thru"
PSN ID: atheistsw
Yes, yes, YES!!! Giant track in a park that's surrnounded by a city? Check! Ridiculous amount of forks, shortcuts, and even a hidden route? Check! A freaking HEDGE MAZE? Check! This track has all the elements of great design. It's perfect for Action racing, Pure racing....whatever. This is extremely well done.
Track Name: "Biffonium Empire"
PSN ID: pikminenco
I hate the fact that I love this track so much. There are tons of ways to excel on this track, and there are tons of ways to screw up royally as well. It's got that great mix of skill and luck factors that make it hard to perfect. Several races in, I still don't have it down, and that's what makes it so awesome.
Name of the Track: Jungle Survivor
PSN ID: NyghtHawk
No doubt, this is the hotness. And I mean that literally. Placing Flame Vents just before Boost Pads really makes me think more about strategy on this track. Depending on where I am in the pack, I may have to consider the trade off between shielding my way through them or taking a little more time and weaving through. There are also some killer drift opportunities in this one, and a word of warning - some Item Pods just are NOT worth getting! Love it!
Hot Lap Roster for this week
As many of you probably know, there were some issues in getting the Hot Lap Tracks updated early last week, so we're bringing back the ones that didn't get put up on time. For you speed demons, here's a look at this week's killer tracks:
Monday: BOSS Gardens, by CIV_BOSS
Tuesday: The Megaplex, by OakBiscuits
Wednesday: da ghetto masta (v4), by daaa57150
Thursday: Central Park Drive-Thru, by athiestsw
Friday: Biffonium Empire, by pikminenco
Saturday: Jungle Survivor, by NyghtHawk
Sunday: Alpine Sprint Series, by TBomber
Believe it or not, we've still got TONS of stuff coming for ModNation Racers, so keep checking in here for the latest info on the best race, create, share experience in the (Mod) Nation!