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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       
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Agree. To be fair, the reviews i was hearing were on GI and gamespot podcasts talking about their early time with it so they know what to expect going in. But like I said, it was early in the game and the story could and characters could go a lot of different ways. 

 

Let's not forget there were some people that kept that wooden plank kaiden alive over Ashley so...different strokes...

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I kept Kaidan alive as my FemSheps love interest once, and it was bad.

 

Totally awkward, virginy and dorky. ME clearly wants you to be a lesbian

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48 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I kept Kaidan alive as my FemSheps love interest once, and it was bad.

 

Totally awkward, virginy and dorky. ME clearly wants you to be a lesbian

 

Yeah, I did that for my female shepard too. Only saw it through because the options were limited. Kaiden is a one-dimensional tool. 

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2 hours ago, Gamebreaker said:

 

Yeah, I did that for my female shepard too. Only saw it through because the options were limited. Kaiden is a one-dimensional tool. 

 I think it was made worse in ME2 as he and Ashley were basically palette swapped. Their personalities are so far apart, but the devs gave them bith the same irrational mindset, and it permanently jacked Kaidans character.

 

I thought he was pretty good in 1 (troubled silent type, haunted by his past)  but after that, they just mailed it in..... Probably because they thought that most gamers (for reasons solely based on sexism largely, depending on how you set up the Virmire mission) would choose Ash, and let him die. Great fighter in ME3, but his character is totally useless and boring.

 

Hopefully this time around BioWare actually lets you choose, and not simply give you the illusion of freedom. They definitely wanted Liara as the romance option, and every potential male option for FemShep (except for maybe Thane) is just bad.

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I crave exotic. Too bad they screwed up Tali's helmet. Such an easy thing to get right (saving the big reveal for Mass Effect 3) but instead they got it unbelievably wrong. The type of thing that makes you worry

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Andromeda has been installing for 5 hours and is halfway finished. It's ready to play now which means some Portion is available, but wait, a 23GB is needed first lol. 76Gb total. This **** is ridiculous. 

 

 

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Character creation isn't good. Extremely

limited. 8 facial hair options. Facial hair must be same color as head hair. I think 9 hair options. Meh, pretty disappointing in a game where your created character is prominent in a million cutscenes and conversations 

 

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I don't get too worked up over character customization as long as the limited options look good. Now if they all look like crap then that's another story.

 

I'll play it tomorrow after work.

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

1) Ashley

2) Miranda

3) Ashley 

 

I have a Type 

 

 

Miranda was #1 for me. She was genetically enhanced in all the right places. But I thought the best romance option was actually Tali. You can do her romance option in ME3, and in the end you can finally see her face without the environmental suit on. 

8 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

I don't get too worked up over character customization as long as the limited options look good. Now if they all look like crap then that's another story.

 

I'll play it tomorrow after work.

 

I only did about 3 hours in free trial. I deleted my game save and decided to start over. The customization is pretty bad, I'm just going to go with the default Ryder for this playthrough. Maybe they'll patch the animations and the bad customization by the time I'm ready to do a second one. 

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10 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

I don't get too worked up over character customization as long as the limited options look good. Now if they all look like crap then that's another story.

 

I'll play it tomorrow after work.

 

The graphics are awesome for me but the characters, especially yours, aren't good and your characters hair looks like ass. 

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As far as the romance discussion goes, I did(giggity) Ashley in 1 and Miranda in 2. Then I chose MIranda again in 3. Just felt closer to her after Ashley basically bailed on me in 2. And I mean come on, how do you say no to Yvonne Strahovski?

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2 minutes ago, Gamebreaker said:

 

Miranda was #1 for me. She was genetically enhanced in all the right places. But I thought the best romance option was actually Tali. You can do her romance option in ME3, and in the end you can finally see her face without the environmental suit on. 

 

Miranda was my #1 too. Damn she was fine. I just listed my romance options from each game. 

 

Also, I've already decided I'm gonna **** Cora right out of the gate. 

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21 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Character creation isn't good. Extremely

limited. 8 facial hair options. Facial hair must be same color as head hair. I think 9 hair options. Meh, pretty disappointing in a game where your created character is prominent in a million cutscenes and conversations 

 

 

Are you really ****ing about virtual facial hair broski?  

 

Image result for nerd alert animated gif

 

 

You know I love ya bruh, just messing :P

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I didn't say badasses had to have hair. Thats also Stathams look and it actually  matched Sheperd from the original trilogy but that short barely hair/buzzed look isn't even an option in this game. 

 

Its just not right for a AAA game in 2017 to be so limited in that regard. On top of that, the hair that is there looks like spray paint. 

 

Thats my only real issue so fair, limited character creation and bad character graphics. Im digging the rest 

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I'm hearing from sources I trust that awesome combat is covering up a rather bland game with subpar animations and an average story. Unless you are a huge fan of the series and would probably like it no matter what, it's a wait for a sale type game for casual fans. Bioware has fallen a long way from where they used to be. Sad really, there used to be a time where a Bioware game was a must buy at release but over the last 10 years or so they have released average forgettable games.

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1 minute ago, Zazzaro703 said:

I'm hearing from sources I trust that awesome combat is covering up a rather bland game with subpar animations. Unless you are a huge fan of the series and would probably like it no matter what, it's a wait for a sale type game for casual fans. Bioware has fallen a long way from where they used to be. Sad really. 

 

They should just remaster KOTOR and KOTOR 2 and call it a day... :D

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16 minutes ago, codeorama said:

 

They should just remaster KOTOR and KOTOR 2 and call it a day... :D

I never played those so I would love that 

 

18 minutes ago, Zazzaro703 said:

I'm hearing from sources I trust that awesome combat is covering up a rather bland game with subpar animations and an average story. Unless you are a huge fan of the series and would probably like it no matter what, it's a wait for a sale type game for casual fans. Bioware has fallen a long way from where they used to be. Sad really, there used to be a time where a Bioware game was a must buy at release but over the last 10 years or so they have released average forgettable games.

 

The Mass Effect series was special. It's hard to go back to the well again and live up to the trilogy, especially with the way 3 ended and they are forced to sort of do a quasi continuation in a new universe. 

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Rumors of numerous broken quests. Might wait for a patch. After the massive headache that was Skyrim Remastered, i am not putting up with that kinda crap any longer.

 

Maybe I'll get it in May

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I never played those so I would love that 

 

 

 

The original KOTOR was the game I bought the Xbox for, it was an exclusive. I beat it in 2 days. I barely slept.  Loved that game.  I ended up playing through 3 times with different builds and choices.  Amazing game. 

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