ModNation Racers Blasts into PlayStation Home + Buy 1 Get 1 Free Personal Spaces

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You asked for it, so we’re serving it up to you on a silver platter! 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.

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, 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!


ModNation Racers Snap a Trick Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited. The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or D.C. and are at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. To enter, you must have a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, a copy of ModNation Racers, a valid PlayStation Network account, internet access, and a valid registered PlayStation Network e-mail address.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents only aged 13 or older. Prize winners or prize winners’ parent or guardian (if the winner is under the age of 18) may be required to sign a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. By acceptance of prize, winners agree to the use of their name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable or failure to return the affidavit within the designated time frame will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

2. SPONSOR: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 (“Sponsor”).

3. TIMING: ModNation Racers Snap a Trick Contest (“Promotion”) begins May 27, 2010 at 12:00pm PST and ends June 10, 2010 at 11:59pm PST (“Promotion Period”).

4. HOW TO ENTER: Load and start your ModNations Racers game. Follow these steps to take a picture of your Kart trick:

  1. 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)
  2. During Race, press the Start button to pause the game while performing the desired trick.
  3. Select Photo Mode from the Radial Menu.
  4. Adjust the Camera positioning with the Left and Right Thumb Sticks until at desired position. (The Left Stick controls the Zoom and the Right Stick rotates the camera.)
  5. Press L1 to take the picture.
  6. The picture will now be saved to the “Photo” section of your Playstation 3 system. You view the picture by selecting the image while in the XMB. (Image cannot be viewed while playing the game. However, a thumbnail of the image can be seen while playing if you bring up the In-Game XMB and selects the appropriate album).

Submit a photo of your Kart trick (“Entry”) by e-mailing, with “MNR” as the subject line of the e-mail, and in the body, include your PSN ID.

5. ENTRY CONDITIONS: All Entries must be received by June 10, 2010. Limit one Entry per person and valid e-mail address during the Promotion Period. Subsequent Entries will be disqualified.

6. PRIZES: Winning entrants will have their Photo Entry and PSN ID displayed in the ModNation Racers public space. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value if prize is unavailable. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions allowed.

7. JUDGING CRITERIA: The following criteria and criteria weights in judging Entries:
(a) Creativity– 60%; (b) Aesthetics – 40%.

8. WINNERS: The Sponsor will determine the ten (10) prize winners. Winners shall be notified by e-mail within two weeks at the conclusion of the contest.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entries are subject to Sponsor’s verification. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Potential winners must comply with the Official Rules, and receipt of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit the ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to contact information. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any entries that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate including, but not limited to, gratuitous depictions of violence or sexual behavior, or positive depictions of alcohol or tobacco. The Submission must be the original, unpublished and sole work of the entrant. The Submission cannot defame or invade the rights of privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party personal or proprietary rights. Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify any participant who violates these Official Rules, tampers with the operation of the Promotion or engages in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other participant.

10. RELEASE: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, all participants agree to release Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions and affiliates from liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or possession, acceptance or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, copyright or trademark infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.

11. WINNER LIST: To obtain names of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to ModNation Racers Snap a Trick Contest Attn: Promotions, 919 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404. Prize winners’ name request will be fulfilled within four weeks. Requests for winner list must be received by June 24, 2010.

12. RESTRICTIONS: Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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  • XxadrammelechXx

    looks like its going 2 be a great update LS and team good job :) btw what stores are going t 2 be update aswell sir thank your very much

    • You’ll be getting new items from the Sodium store, for one, and there will also be some free Yakuza shirts available in the Central Plaza kiosk!

      Be sure to check the “Latest Update” tab, under the Community section in your Menu Pad, for a more detailed list of what content has published come tomorrow morning.

  • XxadrammelechXx

    also on another note… will we be seeing a patch for home soon? i hear talk of home V1.36… any thoughts?

  • On topic – This new space is looking good. Certainly it’s going to be one of tghe busiest spaces in Home. As I’ve always said, as each space is created, developers will do their best to out do each other. Something we can all benefit from.

    Great work!

  • Buy one get one free?????? WHAT!!! *RUNS TO LOCUST _STAR* Buy one get one free personal spaces? *gives psn card*

    On a serious note, can you guys make the personal spaces a clubhouse. The clubhouse provided does not very appealing to some of my clubmates. I would like to use one of my personal spaces instead of the (one) clubhouse provided. Will this happen?

  • Magnus You’ve out done yourself!

  • this update sux. guess i’ll be in japan home this week. :)

  • More US only contests. Why does SCEA hate Canada?

  • MRM Carrer mode is a joke!! It is extreamly hard, and the game cheats!!! Also the on-line seems to be broke. I have not seen more than 5 people in an XP Races, and that is because of the region lock! Please send this info to the DEVs cause they don’t seem to reply anymore to our comments on the their blog post!!

  • If we’ve bought one of those spaces in the past can we still get the free space now or is it only for purchases this week? :(

  • PS Home is died months ago in my eyes, since the PSN has no real social networking intergration. When adding users to my contact list it doesn’t mean too much (I don’t really know who is each one0, so I don’t want to keep using it.

    Why don’t you get that, Sony?
    Hopefully the rumoured PSN+ will fix that. Please, learn from M$.

  • Cool update. Will there ever be any content from the movie Avatar? Or how about Tomb Raider?

  • Hey Magnus! if you’re getting that bug to release sweet double-up deals, how bout giving us the Chamber Apartment as a 2-for-1? We already *have* access to the Wizard’s Den ’cause that’s something we can actually BUY already, you know. Since they made both of these spaces, about asking HEAVY WATER if they’d be willing to offer the Chamber Apartment again for a limited time? People who weren’t lucky enough to be on Home during the week of May 14th-21st (last year) will certainly appreciate it. Seriously, the Rev and I agree that Home needs some more nature-themed places please!

  • Fantastic update, L_S! Thanks, Devs!

    And I totally agree, Conrad and Narde! Even though, I do already own all of those spaces…lol :P

  • Um, lame. Locust, can you tell us if the full Minotaur costume from last week will be here tomorrow? I don’t know why it wasn’t here in the last update when it was advertised as so.

  • This update will be a cool one.. Question: Will the Lcd @ the clubhouse be showing any movie trailers or the Qore Home segment by June 14th ( E3 event – June 14 )… THE FAZEONES LOUNGE

  • SO WAIT, BUY ANY Personal space and we get 1 PERSONAL SPACE FREE? AAAAAAAAAAANY PERSONAL SPACE? EVEN The little big planet one? ^_^

    btw U Guys need modnation personal space now ;) just saying ;)……..

    • You will get the Wizard’s Den free if you purchase one of the following spaces: Summer House, City Penthouse, Lakeside Log Cabin, Paris Clock Tower, and Luxury Racing Box.

  • I’m with deadjam421 as well. It would be cool to see some Tomb Raider material, maybe some costumes or personal space… etc. In addition to that. Did you guys fire the person who makes all the clothes and stuff cause it’s been over 2 months since threads got an update. Alot of the stores in the mall are seriously lacking.

  • @loadstone What did you do, leave your little retch-box world and create a psn id just to whine? Go back and stay with your I-love-paying-to play-my-games-online world, or maybe you can dream about how much fun it is not being able to share your games, or better yet, pop a blu-ray into your retch-box and watch the great playback…


  • Cool Update. The Mod Nation Racers space was sweet so its nice that we will be seeing a permanent space for it.

    Locust, can you or someone on the team talk to Atlus and FROM Software about getting us some 3D Dot Game Heroes Costumes for our avatars and Statues for our personal spaces? I know its not a Sony product but this game also screams Play, Create, Share with its highly addictive Sprite Editor. Oh, and if they agree to the Costumes, please make sure we get to carry around pixelized swords just like the ones seen in the loading screens of the game.

    Also, any word on the Street Fighter IV Game Launching Arcade Cabinet we talked about a while back.

    Thanks for all of the hard work and dedication to making Home awesome and keeping the community together through communication.

  • @vcotson:
    Locust’s post, bottom paragraph, states that Magnus is “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.” So for the 2-for-1, you gotta buy one of those.

    Also, Thylaudax on the EU blogspace dropped a clarifying hint that “The ModNation Racers space and mini-games are free to access, and there’s a modest reward to be obtained.” More likely than not, this prize reward also applies to NA Home too.

  • I’m rather disappointed with MNR so far.
    1) The Career Mode is making me want to pull my hair out
    2) I never see a full 12 player game onlne
    3) The kart creation is very disappointing, I wish i was like LBP where you could create ur own body kit.. overall the kart creation is also very limited and you don’t have much of a freedom.

  • Perfect timing to release the HOME space. This is how it should be done. Game comes out and within a week, the space is available. Keep up the great work.

    Question, does this game have home game launching?

    • I agree! We’re certainly working to get spaces out as close to the launch of a title as possible (though there are factors that come into play that can make a space show up after a title has released…or before, for that matter).

      MNR, like all PS3 games, does have basic game launching functionality in Home. Be sure to come out to our MNR Featured Game parties, which will be happening regularly over the coming weeks and months!

  • 2 for 1 spaces? Time to get the villian’s lair and neptune suite.

    • I think the first week of Home’s Top Avatar got into his head, since last week’s theme was Fantasy. The Wizard’s Den is one of my favorite Personal Spaces.

  • What if you already own one of those spaces, do you get it free?

  • Can we get the new Capcom Sky Lounge japan got last week and possibly the IREM Market Place?

  • @BigRon3400

    “2 for 1 spaces? Time to get the villian’s lair and neptune site.”

    I hate to burst your bubble but the offer is limited. They call it buy 1 get 1 free because you will get the Wizard’s Den if you purchase any one of the following within the next quote:

    Locust_Star Said:
    “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.”

  • sweet more MOD Nation…wooot..great sounding update team..any word on XI? im excited for that to come back..was a blast last year..any word on a possiable Red Dead personal maby a Saloon..with poker so we can play with our friends and such..i like what we have for personal spaces..we just need more to do in them with our friends..not just standing around and chatting..some poker or pool would be nice..and since they are allready in home..i beleave it wouldnt be hard to get em..and we would pay..cuz that what ya want..but seriously..put some thought into it..thanx and have a great day

  • loadstone007 go back to your RRoDbox and its joke 50 dollar a year online service with laggy P2P networking and creepy Nintendo Mii ripoff 2d avatars.

    No one wants you here.

  • Canadians excluded, yet again…

  • @29. Of course we are. Sony can’t be bothered doing deals up here.

  • No, don`t have the Chamber place available again. Don`t get me wrong, I love it(and have it), but I`d rather they have a new place that`s free and available for one week only like the Chamber was. I`ve missed out on a lot of Home stuff cos I simply wasn`t on, but I`m not gonna demand they resell them. It was my fault, so why complain? Just be ready for the next sweet deal. It`s nice to have something on there that not everyone else has. For instance, like in real life, it`s annoying to see someone else wearing the same thing you are isn`t it? xD

  • New Modnation Racers space? I’m guessing it will have unlockables right Locust_Star?

  • No thanks.

  • hey Locust_Star here a suggestion why make habor manor where you can add different types of rooms like a music room or a game room and a trophy room etc. ps. also i would like to see a GTA4 or SR2 space in home

  • @33 why even post if just to say that? i guess ill cop that Luxury Racing Box

  • hey Locust_Star i meant to say why not make a habor manor in home where you can add different rooms like a trophy room or a music room etc

  • I hope we get a Red Dead Redemption space soon! Come on Rockstar!!

  • Pretty cool im loving this.

  • ¤ºI must say that as a advent HOME user, I have been a little dissapointed in the lack of items in the mall the past few weeks. I do love the LBP and GREATLY enjoy Mod Racers and the event was fun as well, but i have to say that i do miss the clothing items and would love to SEE and WEAR more ANIME themed items, like Sailor Moon or even BLEACH. Also, i would like to wear longer hair that can be customized so that we can change the color of it instead of having one color scheme assigned to us. All in all, i would have to say keep up the good work, and the improvements are AMAZING! You will continue to have my business for years to come! xOxOº¤

  • @all the Canadians Hey, we’re sorry they got not no love for ya, you know? Here’s a tissue, eh?

  • Wizard’s Den for free? Funk that. I already have it.

  • SWEEEEET!!!I’m there (Modnation Racers RULES!!!).

  • Looking forward to the new space. I’ve been playing MNR quite a bit in the last 24 hours. What’s that song in the video?

  • Not really interested in the whole personal space thing, but here’s hoping that the mall gets updated beyond just Sodium! :D

  • I’ve Been Reading Stuff About A Premium PSN Membership, I’m In, I Hope We Get Those Fabled Premium Home Items If You Know What I Mean. Video & Music Streaming Any1? That Would Be So Cool If Sony Announces Premium Home Stuff This E3 Also.

  • @40 I’m Canadian, don`t mock us. We`re not the only people to say ‘eh’, the Brits do it too xD

    @44 I agree, Threads hasn`t had any new updates. The last stuff they had were the yacht clothes, and there hasn`t been anything new in the Costumes store either.

  • LOL!!! Did Wizard Den do badly that you have to offer it as a free space? Anyways. We need to get home back on track. Enough of all these damn minigames and stupid pointless items. Give us realistic stuff and enough of the home spaces that don’t matter, we go to three times and then almost everyone is done with them. Give us quality not quantity. Same goes for items.

  • This game look’s better then mario kart.Peace!

  • correction: is better than mario-kart

  • I hope you guys are talking about the full Modnation game and not the minigame on Home, otherwise there`s no way it could beat Mario Kart. The vid looked good for this new place, but all the minigame is is driving down the same short hill trying to beat a ridiculously high score. I was disappointed, but then I am tired of all the dreary spaces on Home. I heard the Japan version has a forest and a cool castle. More nature themed stuff here too, please! No more wastelands!

    And I have to agree with #47. Most of the spaces on Home I go to once on opening day, win the stuff, then never go back to it again. Only Seaside of Memories keeps me going back cos it has a lot of items to find, and Siren has that fun minigame plus fog and shibito coming in periodically throughout the day. Other than the Mall, Buzz, Singstar and Motorstorm I don`t bother going anywhere else.

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