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.

Ryan Thompson – No gaming for me this week as I finish up my master’s degree (wish me luck!) — I do want to say congratulations to Austin Wintory and the Journey team for the first Grammy nomination of a video game for best score! I’m looking forward to what ThatGameCompany has next, now that they might no longer be a Sony exclusive company.

Chris Leggett – I’m trying to get my mojo back in [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYX8W” locale=”us”]Halo 4[/easyazon-link] multiplayer, and met some mixed results earlier today. I also tried my hand at Guardians of Middle-earth, which is my first venture into the world of MOBAs. I’m enjoying it so far, even if I’m finding the difficulty a little punishing. I have a lot to learn, but I’m looking forward to diving further into this one.

John Laster – Managed to sneak in a few matches of Guardians of Middle Earth this week. Congrats to The Walking Dead on their VGA win!

Nick Santangelo –  Started the week out by finishing up [easyazon-link asin=”B00320JDWG” locale=”us”]Spec Ops: The Line[/easyazon-link] on PC, which I enjoyed but didn’t find myself enjoying nearly as much as most of the rest of the gaming press seemed to. On Wednesday I picked up the Dragonborn DLC for [easyazon-link asin=”B004HYK956″ locale=”us”]Skyrim[/easyazon-link] and plowed through it in three nights. It’s worth your time if you’re an Elder Scrolls fan but don’t get too excited for dragon riding: it sucks. I also spent a few nights playing Halo 4 multiplayer, and I’m about to sit down and start up [easyazon-link asin=”B003VJNPPE” locale=”us”]The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[/easyazon-link] on PC as I write this. I’ve been wanting to play this game for a long time, so I hope it holds up to my expectations.

Brandin Tyrrel – Wrapped up the excellent [easyazon-link asin=”B006WQR3GA” locale=”us”]XCOM: Enemy Unknown[/easyazon-link] before batting around Bloodforge for a few hours. Unfortunately, it’s a title that’s hard to get behind, despite snagging it on the cheap. Since then, it’s been Guardians of Middle-earth, a game I sincerely like, and would love if it weren’t for shaky netcode.

Scott Baker – I’ve been blitzing my [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYK44″ locale=”us”]Borderlands 2[/easyazon-link] Commando to get to level 50, and I’m nearly there. There’s something beautiful about dropping a nuke on a group of bandits that then pelts everything with rockets. I’ve also been working through [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0J9M0″ locale=”us”]Portal 2[/easyazon-link] for the first time. Don’t judge me for waiting this long.

Nathan Bowring – I finished up The Walking Dead early this week and have been crying ever since. So glad it won Game of the Year at the VGAs, it definitely deserves the award.

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