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  • 10Feb

    ‘LittleBigPlanet Karting’ Announced

        Today, PlayStation announced via a tweet that LittleBigPlanet Karting is in the works. The tweet said, “We can confirm that LittleBigPlanet Karting is in fact in development and we look forward to sharing more on the game soon!” It is interesting PlayStation would develop a kart racing game with ModNation Racers as its current kart racing franchise. What do you think about a new kart racer for PlayStation? Are you excited? Follow

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  • 28Sep

    Several PS3 titles take a price slash

    Want a good deal on a popular game? Sony’s sweetening the deal on several older titles by adding them to the Greatest Hits collection so you can get them new for $29.99 each. The games added this time span almost every genre. Take a look at the list: MAG™ (Sony Computer Entertainment) Ratchet & Clank® Future: A Crack in Time (Sony Computer Entertainment) MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift (Sony Computer Entertainment) Demon’s Souls (Atlus) Call of Duty: World at War (Activision) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision) TEKKEN 6 (NAMCO BANDAI Games) Not only that, but ModNation Racers is also taking a price cut – $39.99 nets you the full game, not to mention access to over 300,000 user-created tracks, some of which rival those of developer United Front Games. (The PSP version has been reduced to $19.99.) Follow

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  • 23Sep

    Uncharted team adds more to “ModNation Racers,” region locks removed

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of ModNation Racers, but the Uncharted series scores high on my personal favorites list, as well. Today, the two Sony exclusives mesh just a little bit more, because a couple members of the team over at Naughty Dog took an extended spin with MNR. The result? A new Sully Mod, and a track inspired by the game. Best news of all? Looks like they’re free, and you can find them on the ArtistSpotlight1 account. And if you didn’t get in on the Nathan Drake kart and Mod, you can complete the trifecta and pick those up for $1.99 in the PlayStation Store, if you so desire. The latest game update brings a oft-requested feature to the game, as well. A removal of the game’s region locks means that it’s time to start racing with friends worldwide, in both casual and XP races.

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  • 04Aug

    “ModNation Racers” finally gets the title update we’ve been waiting for

    Almost everyone loves ModNation Racers, and with the patch that arrived today, a few of the haters might change their minds. This downloadable update brings a ton of changes to the game that many people clamored for: Faster load times Casual difficulty mode for career The ability to invite your friends to XP Races A crackdown on “Hot Lap” cheaters Better online play (removing the online game room from the ModSpot, additional server stability) Making three specific challenges easier Devastator takedown on Wild Run Devastator takedown on Modobahn Sideswipe 3 opponents on the cliff side in Fracture Everyone gets a Tin Bucket! Collector cards now show all player creations All of this is just proof that the developers are listening. Now that this giant laundry list is out of the way, what improvements would you like to see next? Follow

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  • 13Jul

    “ModNation” goes casual for upcoming patch

    Over at PlayStation.blog, the usual “ModNation Monday” post featured fun Mods and tracks as per usual. But one section was of definite interest – a few notes on the patch coming (hopefully very) soon. Apparently, one of the patch’s latest improvements is the addition of a “casual” career difficulty with less aggressive CPU karts, based mostly on community feedback since the game’s launch back in May. This is of great interest to everyone (including myself) who thought that the career mode’s only difficulty mode was just a little too hard, especially for anyone who was really hardcore about being casual. (If you exist, you are an oxymoron.) Hopefully that, coupled with the supposed load time improvement also included in the patch, will make the game one of the PS3′s best instead of just the best in racing. Follow

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  • 29May

    Review: ModNation Racers (PS3)

    ModNation Racers fits in with Sony’s mantra of “Create, Play, Share” like it was the inspiration for it. We know – LittleBigPlanet started it all, but in this world of three-letter acronyms, MNR fits in with LBP and CPS like they’re BFFs. Rating: E Players: Offline: 4; Online multiplayer: 2 local, 12 online Genre: Racing Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developers: United Front Games Release Date: May 25, 2010 (NA), May 21, 2010 (PAL) BUY ModNation Racers is as deep or as shallow as you want it to be. As part of Sony’s “Create, Play, Share” initiative, spearheaded by LittleBigPlanet makers Media Molecule, you can choose to do all three or just leave it to one of the bullet points. I’ve done all three, and the experience is incredibly polished and a lot of fun. Sure, it looks like an incredibly polished HD kart racer, but it can be so much

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  • 30Apr

    Preview: ModNation Racers (PSP)

    ModNation Racers, is a Playstation exclusive Kart Racing game, Sony’s response to Nintendo’s successful Mario Kart franchise, and created with a great deal of inspiration from the acclaimed Little Big Planet. ESRB: E (for Everyone) Genre: Racing Players: Single-Player (Online: 1-6) Developer: SCE San Diego Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Release Date: May 25, 2010 BUY/RENT The PSP version is a graphically watered down counterpart of the main console game, available this May, but the game’s art style transitions nicely to Sony’s handheld. ModNation Racers hopes to become what Little Big Planet became to gamers, but for the racing genre. Despite not usually being a fan of platformers, Little Big Planet’s innovation and versatility as a game along with it’s customizable elements really won me over. ModNation Racers is attempting to innovate a far more difficult genre to diversify, however. And while I easily consider it the best Kart Racing

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