Ever since news broke of Nintendo's colossal price-cut to its 3DS system, I've been keeping my ear very close to the ground
I wanted to gauge the implications of the price-cut on PlayStation Vita, particularly from the people that matter: the fans and potential consumers. The news won't have filtered through to the mainstream audience just yet, but it will do when Mario Kart and a newly trimmed..
One of our favourite games on PlayStation 3 last year was ModNation Racers
In our line of work, we're constantly moving on to the next thing. But ModNation Racers was one of those titles that never fell too low down our stack of PS3 games. We'd pull it out every rainy Sunday or slow afternoon, just to browse the game's latest creations, or race a...
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Sony's expanded its growing collection of PS3 'Greatest Hits' by four, adding the likes of God Of War III, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Modnation Racers and UFC Undisputed 2010 to the catalogue's growing roster
Each of the games will be repackaged at an impressive $30, making them the perfect impulse purchases — even if you own two copies already. C'mon, Uncharted 2's good enough to..
Sony's announced a ModNation Racers track pack set to launch on October 26th
The pack, entitled the "Stunt Pack", will be available for free two weeks from launch. The contents are listed after the break. It looks like a great little goodie for free. We might be tempted to jump back into ModNation and craft another killer track. Stunt Pack...
Sony's confirmed a price-drop for United Front's excellent ModNation Racers in the US
The kart 'em up will now be available for $40 on the PlayStation 3 and $20 on the PSP. If you haven't picked the game up yet, we recommend you do. The load times might be frustrating, but the core racing is fun and the character creation stuff is amazing. There's more on the PlayStation Blog.
IGN's dropped details of the long awaited patch for United Front Games' Modnation Racers
We loved the game when we reviewed it a few months back, but had stopped playing recently due to a number of issues with the game — namely the load times. While we didn't have a huge problem with the loading at the time, they do kill the multiplayer somewhat, as there's no repeating lobby system. United..
Apparently some people aren't very good at ModNation Racers or something
We see them lamenting the single-player career a fair bit across the Internet. United Front's taken note, as they've posted on the PlayStation Blog that there's to be a new "Casual" friendly difficulty mode added to the racer's main campaign. Apparently it will make the enemy AI a touch less aggressive. It might also..
If we had to list our favourite PlayStation characters in order, Sweet Tooth would be somewhere around the latter half of the top-ten
The dude's a clown with fire for hair. What's not to like about that? To celebrate the announcement that Sony are to reboot the Twisted Metal franchise next year, they're releasing some premium DLC for Modnation...
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Sony's put the PlayStation Move in front of Japanese gamers for the first time this Summer at the World Hobby Fair
Sony were offering live demos of both Eye Pet and Machi Suberi (which we know as Slider). Sony also had the full range of Move hardware on display, including the awesome PlayStation Move zapper and charging station. Other titles such as ModNation Racers, Patapon 3, the Torne DVR, and..
Red Dead Redemption's still top of the UK software charts, despite all those shortages
And there should be no real surprise about this - the game's sensational. THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010 managed to debut in second-place, with a slew of familiar titles rounding out the rest of the top ten. Perhaps the bigger story is the absence of Alpha Protocol and Blur, which finished in 13th and 14th..
Burnout Paradise predates this website
It was released in January 2008, at a time when I didn't have to play every game that released. I picked it up sometime in September. Being a fan of arcade racers, it still bemuses me that I didn't buy it earlier, and I honestly can't for the life of me recall why. But I didn't - I picked it up late. At the...
The positive reaction to the God Of War, Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted Modnation Racers' preorder bonuses has led United Front Games to consider the possibility of other familiar Sony character appearances
And they're curious who you'd like to see. We'll go first: Sweet Tooth, Gabe Logan, Nathan Hale, Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper, Jack Tretton, the Helghast, Buzz, the guy out of Ico, Kevin..
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This is probably the craziest May release schedule ever
It really is ridiculous. There are about 4 top-tier releases this week, vying for your attention. Good luck choosing. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Red Dead Redemption Rockstar's western is already receiving the kind of acclaim its modern-day commentary GTAIV received in 2008. The...
We'd mentioned in the past that these Modnation Racers "Artist Spotlights" were a great way of promoting United Front's upcoming Playstation racer but how do you top the latest - which not only features Playstation marketing guru Kevin Butler, but also SCEA's president Jack Tretton. Playstation celebrities of the highest calibre, indeed. Sony'll be
The only real issue we have with Modnation Racers is its load times
Allow us to stress however: they are vastly improved from the beta (at least 200% faster), and aren't a game-breaking issue at all - do not let people's comments about the load times put you off this amazing game because, well, in the scheme of things it's not a big deal. It's being completely over-blown by people who don't know..
3D Dot Game Heroes and Modnation Racers: two Playstation 3 exclusives
The Playstation Store: a revolutionary online service dedicated to delivering sub-$15 experiences direct to our hard-drive. The knot in the middle: "These games look like they should be PSN downloads," forum posts complain, "$60 retail release. Not worth it. I'm not...
Sony's just launched www
sceainvites.com</a> — a new website which teases the company's E3 lineup. The website consists of mostly known variables - Modnation Racers, Gran Turismo 5 and the previously announced Playstation Move line-up. There's a sense that this E3 is going to be killer for all three platform-holders involved. The stakes are high. Now we just have to wait.
One of the best things about Modnation Racers is its career mode
Stick with us - we're genuinely being serious. Yes, we know the emphasis is very much on multiplayer, but unlike Mario Kart there's a full on story-line to Modnation Racers. It's actually pretty funny too. We think a lot of people are going to enjoy it. This trailer reveals some of the best bits from said career mode, so it's well..
Speaking to CVG, Modnation Racer's director William Ho has stated that a LittleBigPlanet 2 sequel is necessary in order to solve the problem of "community divide" that can surface after multiple updates
He told the website: <span>"It's hard to continually bolt on features to the same game because basically you have a divide between the people who have updated the game through..
Sony's announced that a Modnation Racers pack entitled Air Raid - which includes a fighter plane and a custom mod - will be given away on the US Playstation Blog and GameSpot, beginning this Sunday
The promotional trick being - if you win a code well, you'll have to buy the game won't you? Because you've got exclusive free stuff for it. Right?...
According to listings on Amazon Germany (via TSA), ModNation Racers is set to get totally bundled up with Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable hardware
You even get a specially designed box. Sony Europe's yet to confirm the packs, but supposing they are real (they are) then the PSP one will set you back 150 Euros while the 250GB PS3 bundle will cost just 315 Euros. There's very little hype for..
Sorry about the headline
We couldn't resist sending fans' hearts a-fluttering by mentioning the words "Playstation 3", "Sly Cooper" and "Returns". Still, crafty headlining it might be, this Modnation Racers developer "Spotlight" picks on Sucker Punch's Nate Fox, who's keen to recreate inFamous' Empire City in the kart racer. We love these developer diaries..
You've got to love these American Playstation adverts. We've no idea how they keep thinking them up, but seriously, they're onto something gold with fake Playstation exec Kevin Butler. The latest commercial is for Modnation Racers, and it sees Kevin Butler (now VP of Inspiration and Perspiration) don his shorts and 'tash to do his best PE teacher impression. Needless to say it's awesome..
We don't like developer diaries here at PushSquare
Honestly, they're usually really boring. But these Modnation Racers interviews with seasoned Playstation developers (check out the Insomniac one through here) have been nothing but refreshing. The editing is exciting, the subjects are passionate, and the videos are just about the right length. Plus, give kudos to whoever kept Jaffe down to two..
Our friends over at TheSixthAxis reckon if we don't acknowledge their leg-work in scoring this list of Modnation Racers trophies, they're going to scout us out in an A-team esque van and unleash a swarm of rockets at our towing pinkle
To which we respond - nice try guys but the Dukes Of Hazzard automobile is invincible to rocket-fire, don'tchaknow? Seriously though, the guys over there have made us..
Everytime I jump back into LittleBigPlanet I have a mild brain explosion
Having worked tirelessly for several days to create my own LBP representation of Alice In Wonderland back in '08, I know the amount of work that needs to be instilled into these projects in order to create a masterpiece. But everytime I go back to LBP, there's something that...
This super lavish SCEA production has Insomniac Games' CEO Ted Price waxing lyrical about Sony and United Front Games' upcoming "Play Create Share" kart-racer Modnation Racers
We love you Ted, and yes, we're excited about the game too.
It's the Easter weekend
We should be as far away from the office as possible. But we just saw that Disney's released a new trailer for their upcoming "reality TV" racing game, Split/Second. As you might expect, it looks completely killer, with pounding beats, slow-motion and explosions. May's going to be awesome for racers: Modnation Racers, Blur and Split/Second are all out within a week..
Remember the mid-late 90's, when you had a N64 with multiple different coloured controllers plugged into the front -- just so you could play four-player Mario Kart? Yeah, United Front Games hope to recreate that kind of nostalgia with the four-player local split-screen multiplayer mode in ModNation Racers
We wanted to make sure we delivered two-player split-screen. From the start, we wanted our..
Dig deep into your earlier years and you might recall having numerous hours of fun playing multiplayer split-screen in Nintendo's Mario Kart 64
With Modnation Racers essentially being Mario Kart for the future - you might be pleased to hear that developers United Front Games have added in an entirely new feature. And it's thanks to people like you, who were involved in the beta. According to..
Sony's announced that there will be three pre-order bonuses available on launch day for their Play Create Share racer Modnation Racers
Those preordering from GameStop will net an exclusive Kratos character model and his Kart Of Chaos, whilst preorders from Amazon will land Ratchet & Clank. Finally, those ordering from Best Buy will score Nathan Drake and his Jungle Jeep. They all look cool, but..
So, what you're trying to tell me is that Modnation Racers is a game about driving cars in ridiculously colourful environments and sticking stickers? Word
</em> <em>Sony's also confirmed that the game's hitting the US on May 18th, with a European release planned for the same week.</em>
Sony's just uploaded a new trailer for ModNation Racers, showing off some new weapons in the game
As always, the game continues to look completely bonkers and totally amazing. We can't wait for this one.
Picture the scene: we're bombing it through a barren environment
It's one of the higher-rated tracks, crafted by the hands of a budding race-course designer. We're dressed as Kratos from the God Of War franchise, driving in the Ghostbusters car. Both are works of art in there own right, rated five stars by the community. The Joker's just in front of...
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Whenever somebody says, "hey, there's a lot of great content coming to the Playstation 3 this year," the titles on many player's lips are Heavy Rain, MAG, Gran Turismo 5 and God Of War III
But there's also a lot of content due on PS3 this year that's been swept under the carpet a little; ignored by the masses. We're here to take a look at some of...
There's a European Modnation Racers beta on the way Sony has announced via the European arm of the Playstation Blog today
The beta will be available for the first 100,000 who download it from the Playstation Store when it appears on January 21st. If you're too late: you won't be getting in. The US beta ended today.
If you're anything at all like us, you'll be massively interested in the workplaces where games are made
This Quick Look of United Front Games' studio is no exception - where the upcoming PS3 exclusive ModNation Racers is being developed. It's an interesting look at how the team work.
Sony has announced via the Playstation
Blog this morning that a localised European Modnation Racers beta is planned for 2 weeks in early 2010. According to the European blog, this will include exclusive content to the US version, which is planned for Qore and LBP users from December 18th. There's a new developer walkthrough after the jump. <object id="viddler"..
A GameStop listing for United Front's Modnation Racers on the Playstation Portable seems to suggest their might be some customisable kart-racing coming to the PSP in the future
Sony's comment was a "no comment" to Destructoid earlier today. We're going to say this: it would make perfect sense to bring Modnation Racers to the PSP.
Would you like to see some new screenshots of United Front's upcoming "Play Create Share" kart racer, Modnation Racers? Dude, that's as obvious as asking us if we'd like rice pudding
Of course we do. Eurogamer Portugal have a pile of new screens for you to peruse. Game continues to look as hot as a member of The Saturdays in a sauna.
In all honesty Modnation Racers was one of our favourite things to come out of Sony's E3 press conference
The game just epitomises fun. It knows exactly what it is and never really strives for anything more than that. This latest trailer emphasises that. It seems like the game allows you to customise pretty much everything about your car and racer — and of course we all know the biggest draw is..
Modnation Racers may be hovering under many peoples radar but it's still firmly honed in on ours
We can't wait to get building our own tracks with the game's intuitive level editor. In an interview with PS3Center.net, Modnation Racers' producer Dan Sochan said of the Playstation 3, "it's a great system to develop for, [with Modnation Racers] we're really pushing the system to the max". We..
Check out this crazy awesome Modnation Racers trailer and weep at the possibilities
The latest in Sony's line of "Play. Create. Share." titles - Modnation Racers looks like it's going to be fantastic fun. The developers will have to make sure that the actual racing gameplay matches that of the level creation (we reckon they should look closely at the likes of Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart..