Ken McKown writes: If ever there were two franchises destined to work together, it was LittleBigPlanet and ModNation Racers. We all dubbed ModNation as the next step in Sony’s plan to manufacture games based around creation, but for some reason the series never gained the same level of popularity. Now, United Front Games has buried the ModNation brand and delivered what we all thought would eventually happen. LBP ideas and skins are now married to their kart racer, rebranded with Sackboy’s smiling face, complete with tongue hanging out. What we end up with is an interesting mix that feels both progressive and conservative.