ModNation Racers: Road Trip – Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be

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ModNation Racers: Road Trip – Beverly Hills, That’s Where I Want To Be

Associate Producer Josh Hart and I recently snuck out of the studio a little early on a Friday to go on, well… a short “road trip” to Hollywood, CA (or La La Land as SoCal natives like to call it) to experience the fun new feature in ModNation Racers: Road Trip – “Mod Explorer”.

Upon receiving a loan from the bank to pay for gas we trekked up the 5 Freeway on our way to our first location for a “Destination Check-in” – beautiful Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Quickly making our way through the gathering of “celebrity” look-a-like street performers on Hollywood Blvd. one of the “entertainers” (in a square yellow sponge outfit) convincingly hustled my attention for a photo-op. In a surprising low baritone voice said spongeman instructed me that he worked for “generous” tips. Immediately after our awkward (yet AWE-some!) photo taken together I reached into my pocket and pulled out a one dollar bill and a ten dollar bill. Due to his utter lack of effort to not break the actor’s third-wall I decided he would receive the crisp one dollar bill. Sorry spongeman.

But I digress. Again.

Upon arriving at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre I booted up the game, entered “Mod Explorer” and voilà, the game recognized I had indeed arrived and was prompted to check in. Once complete I unlocked the free location based DLC items and was prompted to snap a photo (posed with my fav Mod and Kart) and publish the Mod Postcard to my Facebook page. Simple, fun and honestly pretty rewarding.

Following our star-studded experience we jumped back on the Sunset Strip and cruised a few miles west before pulling off “The Strip” for another check-in. Now being just two days after the game’s release I must say we were more than pleasantly surprised to find five other players in the area with the game via our first NEAR check-in (see image-right below).

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Our last check-in at the Santa Monica Pier concluded what turned out to be a really fun day with the game, Mod Explorer and our beautiful new Vitas.

ModNation Racers: Road Trip “Starter Set – Week Three”
This “Starter Set” of ModNation Racers for the PS3 user-created tracks demonstrate a great cross-section of some of the best tracks our community members have made (so far!). You won’t want to miss these!

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ModNation Racers: Road Trip “Track of the Week” Iceland by Nathancho17

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ModNation Racers: Road Trip – San Diego Studio Faves
These choices can be found in the “search creations” section of the Share Station. Each week we will select five new tracks to be featured. Make sure to download them and show your appreciation to their creators!

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These choices can be found in the “search creations” section of the Share Station. Each week we will select five new tracks to be featured. Make sure to download them and show your appreciation to their creators!

ModNation Racers For PS3

Track Creation Challenge: How RAD Can You Be?
RADMANROB and RADBOYROB (same person?… yes!) creates some of ModNation’s more unique and utterly entertaining tracks in the game. Maybe more importantly he is one of the friendliest community members in the game. His life goal seems to be to put a smile on people’s faces with his sense of humor… mission accomplished!

Since “Imitation is the purest form of flattery” we thought what better way to celebrate this creativity than challenging the ModNation to design a track in the spirit of RMR/RBR.
To participate in this upcoming track creation challenge please click HERE.

Top Tracks: Best of RADMANROB / RADBOYROB

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Hot Lap Track of the Week: Hanging Track of Babylon by mackAttack8000

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Monday: Dinosaur Island by ldwfva
Tuesday: Suburb Speedway by JNM-CIM
Wednesday: Son Of Dreamwarp by OnePoppa
Thursday: Arctic Void by John31269
Friday: ZLH Cup – Rock Quarry by zlheck
Saturday: Hanging Track of Babylon by mackAttack8000
Sunday: The Temudjin Complex by atheistsw

Where will your first Mod Explorer check-in be? Will anyone get them all? That would be INSANE!

Mark
PS3: ModNationSD
Vita: ModNationSDVita

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