ModNation Racers Road Trip: “Pick Up And Play” – Redefined

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(He says with a smile…) As the self-appointed spokesperson for men everywhere I can personally attest to the widely unspoken truth than men indeed do some of their best work in their secondary “office”. In fact, had I been given permission to test there, I guarantee I would have scored 175-250 points higher on my S.A.T.’s leading to my un-fulfilled dream of attending an “accredited” college. Since that dream has long passed me by I am left with the dilemma… such a throne of inspiration and enlightenment now left to its utilitarian purpose, what to do? Left to task, those minutes can seem like an eternity. Put to proper use they can be redeemed into many leg-numbingly wonderful times!

The “Pick Up and Play” Gamers Oath:

On a bus, on a train. On a boat, on a plane.
On a ladder, or a stool. In a garden, by the pool.
Standing up, lying prone, or sitting quietly, on a throne.

OK, all kidding aside ModNation Racers: Road Trip really is a great “pick up and play” game for your new PlayStation Vita. Whether you have a quick few minutes (one race) or the next millennium off from work or school (500,000+ user created tracks) we’ve got you covered.

So put down that newspaper, take a break from doing your taxes or homework and treat yourself to a little gem we call ModNation Racers: Road Trip. You’ll be glad you did!

“Road Trip” Community Hot Lap Challenge


Each week we will host a Community Hot Lap Challenge to see who can post the best time on selected tracks. The top three times will be mentioned here in this ModNation Monday blog for the world to see.

Think you’re the best racer in Road Trip?
Two words… Bring It!

Check here next week for the results and the next track in the series. If you have a track that you would like to nominate as “The Hot Lap Challenge Track of the Week” please let us know HERE.

“Road Trip-ers” – Enjoy Double XP Week!

That’s right Mod’s and Modette’s… It’s Double XP time in the Nation. All systems (Vita, PS3, PSP) will receive Double XP from Monday, April 2nd – Monday, April 9th! Go ahead, knock yourselves out! (Mama said).

ModNation Racers: Road Trip “Track of the Week” TheGiantCamelChronicals5 by BorisTheBear7


ModNation Racers For PS3

Top Tracks: Best of its2l84that


All-Time 10 Best User-Created Tracks?
In just a few short weeks The ModNation Racers franchise celebrates its two year anniversary! Help us by nominating what you think are the 10 best user made tracks in the game.

Your nominations can be posted HERE.

Hot Lap Track of the Week: Roulette Raceway Casino by IndustrialSavior


  • Monday: Zenkane City by City_Zen_Kane
  • Tuesday: Antarctica by Xv_AmBiTionZ_vX
  • Wednesday: Urban Dash by mini_schnauzer67
  • Thursday: Garbage Dump Athletic by statickey_660
  • Friday: Pueblo Modina by City_Zen_Kane
  • Saturday: Roulette Raceway Casino by IndustrialSavior
  • Sunday: WAVE RACER by SpeedDemon

Have a great week everyone,

PS3: ModNationSD
Vita: ModNationSDVita

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Lovely, going to grind some extra tires this weekend then, always so much more to look forward to in this interconnected series. =D

Also, still awaiting a confirmation about those “Earth” and “Mercury” Mod Explorer destinations to find in Stockholm. It’s quite cryptic compared to the much more evident “Ericsson Globe” and I wouldn’t want to build a rocket in vain. =P


Is there an augmented reality mode in this game? Because if you visit, and you hover your mouse on the rear camera icon, it will say, “Race with real world backgrounds using Augmented Reality”.

It would be really cool if it does!

AstroFlibble 02 April, 2012 @ 15:36

Yes, Double XP! :D I might get that platinum trophy this week. 56k left.

That’s strange… did a wee bit of online XP racing on the PS3 version yesterday and only got the regular allocations of points… was looking forward to doubling up!


Amazing. I love this game. It just keeps on giving.
Not sure why it got the negative reviews that it did.



“Standing up, lying prone, or sitting quietly, on a throne.”

Lying prone – lets talk about that.
Not sure if anyone has noticed but lots of the gyro controlled vita games are suffering from the same issues early iphone gyro controlled games had.

You need to build in auto calibration for the gyro as the game loads. Currently in all gyro based games I have its only designed for someone sitting in normal playing position – which means playing super stardust while laying in bed is a no go.

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