November 29, 2010 // 7:09 pm
- SCEA Community Manager Ramone Russell
at San Diego Studios has sent ModNation Racers PS3 holiday greetings to fans and announced news of a holiday PlayStation 3 DLC pack today.
To quote: Greetings and Happy MNR Monday everyone.
So, we've got two Packs out now, and you guys just keep getting more and more creative and impressive with the Tracks you're publishing.
Every week, we're blown away by the creations we see. One of the best things about developing software is seeing the community take something far beyond the team's original vision, and that what you guys continue to do.
The more tools you have to create with, the more imaginative and mind-blowing your creations are, so with that said..
Attack Of The Holiday Pack
As I just mentioned, you've done some incredible things with the Stunt Pack, and the Carnival Pack creations are rolling in and looking amazing. Well, we love what you're doing, and we're going to keep it coming, but this time with a Holiday twist.
Starting tomorrow (US PSN/ EU PSN on Wednesday), you can add some Holiday spirit to your tracks with the Holiday Pack! The pack is $4.99, and it includes the following parts:
• Toy Soldier
• Snowball Launcher
• Snow Fort
• Teddy Bear
• Christmas Tree
• Christmas House
• Candy Cane
This holiday season, give yourself the gift of awesome tracks.
MNR Creations of the Week
Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them.
With the release of the Stunts Pack and now the Carnival Pack, we want to see your tracks with those new props in them.
Mod of the Week
Mod Name: PANIC PHANTON
Ramone says: Have you ever had your butt kicked by an Ninja/Owl/Angel? Neither have I, and I don't want to. That's precisely why I wouldn't mess with this Mod. It somehow looks weird, menacing, and soothing all at the same time. It makes me want to meditate, kick box, and swoop on a field mouse. Is it just me?
Kart of the Week
Kart Name: Star Spangled Racing Kart
Ramone says: It doesn't get much more patriotic than this. If you can spank all of your opponents on the track with this Kart, I salute you. In addition to the all-American color scheme, this ride has some classic lines for a sort of old school meets new school look, and the extra texture detailing in the white is a nice touch. Love your country, love your Modion.
Track of the Week
If you have a video(s) of your track submit them to MNR's YouTube Channel
by emailing [email protected]
and we will include them in the blog if your track is showcased.
Track Name: Wildcard's Stadium
Created by: Manlius10A
Manlius10A says: "This track beckons back to a simpler day of Kart racing when mud and bumps on a simple track made for a fun race enjoyed by everyone. This track has a few earthen made tabletop jumps as well as larger jumps!
The visuals as well as the layout of the track are simple and easy to comprehend. I have been working on this track since July, but just couldn't get the proportions right for laying the track until recently. I am very happy with the outcome.
Wildcard's Stadium is the first track to my stunt series, and it is also my first track where I utilize modbots and a number of the traps the game offers. I have used a few of the stunt pack props on this track as well. This track is a lot of fun!!"
Ramone says: Yeah, Manilus10A. Nicely done. This is challenging, curvy, bumpy, and has multiple split paths, but it's CLEAN, which is refreshing. There are hazards, but they're well thought out, and the visual touches on the terrain add a touch of class. I love this one for Action Racing and Time Trial because just the tiniest change in driving style can make a huge difference.
Track Name: Jungle Rush
Created by: Smbradley
Smbradley says: "Ok here's my latest track, it's called Jungle Rush and as you can probably guess it's situated in a Jungle! The race takes place through a tribal village, past some ancient ruins (where there's also a big jump shortcut) and a big waterfall (which I couldn't have built without the advice of atheistsw, Barberian912 and prob_alex)."
Ramone says: OK, I admit that I'm biased here - I love the Jungle Theme, I love wide S curve sections that give me cool drift and boost opportunities, and I love big air. This track has all those things and then some. On top of being crazy fun to race, it's also gorgeous. All those trees whooshing by really adds to the sense of speed. This one is going to be in my heavy rotation for a while.
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: Wildcard's Stadium, by Manlius 10A
Tuesday: Phoung Phoung Island, by Generic_Oval
Wednesday: Azteca, by PH1LThy31
Thursday: Taj Mirage, by atheistsw
Friday: Island of the forgotten, by Ghost_218_
Saturday: Mystery Track
Sunday: Mystery Track