Why I Love...
Bonus Stage


Thatcher Made Me
Ahchay goes back to the olden times.
Thatcher's Guide to Videogames
Kentish gets the opinion that matters.
The rise and fall of Magaret Thatcher
mogwins plots us a timeline
Image of the Month
Where's Maggie?
More to come over the next few days!...



[On the WiiU capabilities] "We've only got 1 telly too. 2 macbooks, 2 iphones, half a dozen consoles, a bunch of handhelds and 1 telly, so off screen play is a pretty big seller. Obviously, it's not really important to me though, cause I'm the fucking man of the house and I do what the fuck I like with the telly. "



[Explaining why liking shit games like Aliens CM is ok] "There is nothing wrong with average, even shit games in my opinion. There are always people out there willing to put that extra investment that makes up for it. For me, one of these games was "Nier". Average game, reviewed poorly and received with a shrug of the shoulders by many. For me however, it clicked. I loved everything about it and I seriously have it as one of my favourite games of all time. I can see why a lot of people think it's shit however. I don't care.



[Not quite getting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate] "Had a 10 minute blast on the demo earlier, absolutely no clue what was going on whatsoever. I killed some cow type thing and then got my arse handed to me by a giant, snowball rolling bunny rabbit. Didn't seem to be able do anything other than a simple slash move, although I did find the gestures menu which my boy found hilarious. "

We proudly present Rodent's world famous bid to list the top 5 of everything in the world.

Top 5 -Ways the next console generation will hate your face
Insisting of downloads only, killing physical media and the second hand market for good.
ALWAYS ONLINE. You lose your internet connection? Tough shit cowboy, you lose your gaming.

No backwards compatibility.

No past gaming compatibility. As part of the licence agreement for your new console a representative from Sony/Microsoft will visit your house and smash up all of your old games and gaming systems with a sledgehammer. THE FUTURE IS NOW.

Each and every time you play a game you need to provide: An internet connection, TWO separate pieces of ID (one with your name and address on it), a valid receipt for the game you want to play, a 2000 word essay on why you want to play, a letter from your mum, a blood sample and at least a bronze swimming certificate (the one after the picking up the brick in your jimjams). A doorstep agent will be with you within 24 hours of putting the disk in to assist. Couldn't be easier.


Deep Silver
The Wicked Father - oh, he so wicked


Will be back before you know it!





Welcome to the Way of the Rodent Thatcher memorial issue.

What's she got to do with videogames you ask? Are we just attempting to capitalize on her sudden surge in popularity? Well, yes, since you ask. It's what she would have wanted.

You see, for those Rodents that grew up in the seventies and eighties, the two biggest influences on our lives were the birth of videogames and the inexorable rise of the iron lady and all she stood for - whether we agreed with her or not.

So, enjoy this pint sized issue of WotR for what it is, a tribute to the impact of one of the most remarkable people of our times. Check back over the next week or so and we may even add a few more article, and we'll be back with a proper issue in, ooh, 2017 or thereabouts.

Chris Ahchay
Editor, April 2013