What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re most looking forward to.

What We Are Playing

Shawn Ryan – I found myself playing a lot of [easyazon-link asin=”B000TT2D0M” locale=”us”]Rock Band[/easyazon-link] this week. I went through a lot of the stuff I had packed away, saw the guitar, and decided to jump back into it. After such a long time away from it, it was nice to have fun playing it again. I also picked up [easyazon-link asin=”B00432O4VM” locale=”us”]Shadows of the Damned[/easyazon-link]. While weird, it was enjoyable and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a competent shooter!

Scott Baker – I’ve been sneaking in bits of [easyazon-link asin=”B0030HIULQ” locale=”us”]Transformers: War for Cybertron[/easyazon-link] after Microsoft snuck it to a temporary $9.99 without a word of advertisement. It reminds me of the old sleeper hit Metal Arms: Glitch in the System for its third-person shooting. I’m loving the transforming mechanic, it’s so much fun to shift and zip away. The dialogue is classic Transformers, too. The only problem is my incompetent matchmade co-op buddies who can’t fight Hard mode. You’ve failed me yet again, Starscream!

Ryan Thompson – This is a big work week for my graduate school projects, so no Xbox gaming, unfortunately.  I will be playing a lot of Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Geometry Wars 2 when they go on sale early next week though, and am looking forward to it!

Kevin Plumtree – With the release of the Castle Map Pack, I jumped back into [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYX8W” locale=”us”]Halo 4[/easyazon-link]‘s multiplayer for some matches and achievement hunting.  The new spaces have better flow and match dynamics than the previous map packs.  I also split some time between [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0H79C” locale=”us”]Gears of War 3[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0H2AG” locale=”us”]Gears of War: Judgment[/easyazon-link], working on various ribbons and medals.  Finally, in a largely fruitless effort, I attempted to earn gold stars in some of Rock Band Blitz‘s harder songs.  As much as I enjoy that game and the series as a whole, I fully accept I am not very good at it!

Nick Santangelo – Mostly just continued playing [easyazon-link asin=”B004QEV0MI” locale=”us”]Saint’s Row: The Third[/easyazon-link] this week. It’s a fun game, though so far I prefer GTA IV. Later today I should be able to finally set up internet to my Xbox after a week without it at my new place. I’ve got 1200 MSP sitting around that’s reserved for BattleBlock Theater.

Your turn.