ModNation Racers PS3 Unboxed, 3.2GB Installation

Modnation Racers is racing towards release on the PS3 with the official release date set for May 25th. Coming packed with Sackboy character mod and LittleBigPlanet themed kart, ModNation is all about customization and player creation. With a game as massive as this, you may expect a large installation size, but it's actually slightly smaller than one would normally come to expect.

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VegaShinra2834d ago

3.2GB aint bad and that background in the box is hot.

Baka-akaB2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

every game with customisation is probably going to feature installs .

Shang-Long2834d ago

MY friends and I played the demo for about 3 hours, it's really fun

captain-obvious2834d ago

i love this game
i really love it
this game toke me away from BF:BC2
NO GAME could do that

not even GTA:IV SFLC

and yah i just got RDR
good game so far

Baka-akaB2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

still waiting to see the effect of the patch on loadings

edgeofblade2834d ago

I'm going to be digesting Blur before I get to this. But I have a feeling Modnation might be around longer.

RedPawn2834d ago

I luv this game too, I just downloaded it and stayed on the track editor for about 3 & 1/2 hours.

sikbeta2834d ago

Thank God I can Put a [email protected] HDD on my PS3 cos IF not I could be really pissed thanks to this article...

iPad2834d ago

Seriously, if you people hate installations, the I feel sorry for you. It's just a goddamn installation. It's not gonna affect your life in any way.

Dread2834d ago

i know

i argued the same thing with the issue of multi disks in games for 360 (e.g. final fantasy) but some how having to change a disk after hours of gameplay (wich ends out being maybe ones a week depending on your gaming habits) is too much of a strain for the sony fanboys.

so if multi disk is such a pain for sony fans then why are MANDATORY installs ok?

its called fanboy double standrad bull.

klado2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

You cannot compare that of changing disk to cotinue, to installation...first installation are needed for the game to go smoother, swapping disk no, swapping disc only mean get your fanny up far from your ass all laid off in a furnished or bed to change a freaking disc...which trust me I won't, and clearly enough it is not excuse seeing as how well ps3 does thank you.

raztad2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

I dont think any one get upset because a game uses a small portion of the available disk space to improve loading times, or stream textures faster. Sony provided both the disk space and the upgrade capability to make installations a non-issue.

@Dread above

It's not exactly the same problem. FFXIII on the xbox featured lower res/highly compressed CGIs, not to mention that game designers need to build the game in a way you dont have to be inserting and reinserting the same disk more than once. That means self-contained stories, and no going back to previous passages.


It's not an issue for me, unless of course the game ask for way too much, 5+G, which is pretty lame and not justified nowadays.

BeaArthur2834d ago

I don't ever have issues with mandatory installs because I only keep a library of a few games at a time. Always have plenty of room on the hard drive.

PS360_372834d ago

I agree that the size issue changed the game for sure (in a bad way), but i think for all the people who complain about physically changing the discs Dread makes a good point.

raztad2834d ago


That's only an annoyance. Dont care about it.

poopface12834d ago

Defiantly passing on this game.

Cevapi882834d ago

defiantly?? some needs to learn how to spell

stonecold12834d ago

playing this game came out in australia yesterday

somesonyguy2834d ago

who is someone named poopface1 defying?

ELite_Ghost2834d ago

so when ign reviewed it was there an install?
they didn't mention it on the review, maybe that's why there was long loading times

robert02672834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

those disagreeing with VegaShinra don't have ps3's, or they would agree, ps3 installs while large don't take long.

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MightyMark4272834d ago

Damn another installation !

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Unicron2834d ago

I do. It's rather nice. Quick and easy.

captain-obvious2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

no i dont got a 500 GB on my PS3
i only got 80 gigs (the on that comes with it)
but guess what
all of my games are installed
and yet i still got like 49 GB left

so whats your point ??

Pennywise2834d ago

Point is people like to cry about whatever they can cry about.

Sony made a HDD mandatory and they sell systems with big enough hard drives to cover all your gaming needs. I really don't get the complaints. Installs make the game run better, isnt that a GOOD thing?

To all you people using your PS3 harddrives for movies and music... PS3mediaserver is your friend.

maxcer2834d ago

if you don't use your ps3 as a media server there is no real point in getting a 500GB drive.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

PC and PS3 Gamers don't complain about Installation, both system need an installation and both systems can be upgraded with the same type of HDD more than 500GB, 1TB.

Computer Entertainment System AKA PlayStation 3 it's a computer.

Wrathman2834d ago

i have a 120g hdd on my never fill that.its also safe to assume you'll always need to upgrade your ps3 hdd.wif all the installation heavy BR games.WTF

1 point to xbox there.

JEZZ my 40gig ps3 phat is half full and i dont play games on it.4 demos,vidzone,bbc iplayer and home.and numerous firmware updates sees to 20gig space!

bravo sony..learn compression where its needed

maxcer2834d ago

exactly, that's why the 360 gets more use out of its HDD. install all your games

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ALFAxD_CENTAURO2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Not bad according with the massive customization in the game.

1st day, Buy, that day will me massive!

12 Players Online, endless Customization!, I doubt I will see the same track twice online!

4 Players Split Screen! 2 Players Split screen Online against 10 Players!

So far the best fun, funny and addictive game in my opinion.

That is the quality of games you need to have.

sikbeta2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

Yep, Day One For Sure, Lot of things to do, I want to make a TUX Character for this Game, kind of lame lol

SuperStrokey11232834d ago

Considering the size of the installation i thought load times would be much faster than reported. I guess the upcoming patch will help address that as well.

foxxy2834d ago

When I get this I'm going to do my happy dance loved the demo.