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So what is it in great game mechanics that gets people willing to invest time and money to play? If learning games could first engage players using great mechanics, would the learners then be willing to engage in the learning objectives ?  That was my take away from the MOOC at EdX that I just completed, Design and Development of Learning Games.

Here is a game that seems to engage Marshawn Lynch since college  and now he is a character in the game, Call of Duty-Black Ops  III.  According to Geekwire,

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will play a villain in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 6th. Lynch, also known as Beast Mode, is the first athlete to appear a Call of Duty game. According to ESPN’s Sam Alllpour, Lynch started playing games in the Call of Duty franchise at the University of California-Berkeley and now plays Call of Duty daily.