What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones they look forward to.

Steve Melton – Beat [easyazon-link asin=”B004VMXBEU” locale=”us”]Spider-Man: Edge of Time[/easyazon-link]. It was good, but not as good as Shattered Dimensions was. Still playing Hydro Thunder Hurricane (as always) and downloaded the Rise of the Martian Bear DLC for Iron Brigade.

Todd Pantier – My [easyazon-link asin=”B003O6EBRA” locale=”us”]Final Fantasy XIII-2[/easyazon-link] time has rivaled the time spent at my full time job this week. The game is awesome and way better than [easyazon-link asin=”B001CMIUYS” locale=”us”]Final Fantasy XIII[/easyazon-link] although I loved it too. During the very little time I was gaming away from FF XIII-2, I played the Iron Brigade’s Rise of the Martian Bear and sneaked a few games of Gears of War 3 multiplayer in there too.

Perry Jackson – My Pac-Man Championship Edition DX addiction came back and it’s becoming a problem. I might have to see someone.

Ryan Reynolds – My mainstay this week has been the new Rise of the Martian Bear DLC for Iron Brigade. Looking forward to writing my review. I also got to dive into the DOTA 2 beta. I’m extremely interested in MOBA games, but I seem to suck at them. I’ve also been playing [easyazon-link asin=”B00503E8S2″ locale=”us”]Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0H79C” locale=”us”]Gears of War 3[/easyazon-link] with friends here & there.

Christine Mitchell – Got myself addicted to Quarrel this week. Turns out I can only make 4-letter words when under pressure! I also started what will probably be my final playthrough of [easyazon-link asin=”B001TORSII” locale=”us”]Mass Effect 2[/easyazon-link] before 3 comes out. Playing as a Sentinel this time.

John Drawdy – This week I was without internet for most of the week, so many of my XBLA games were in trial mode only (stupid DRM). Out of what I could play I decided this week would be all about Heavy Weapon, glad I finally got around to playing though that.

Nathan Bowring – Dove back into [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0JAVK” locale=”us”]Batman: Arkham City[/easyazon-link] in an attempt to find all of the riddles. Out of every villain in the game, The Riddler is by far the most sadistic. There’s no way I can hit all those buttons in four seconds!

Matt Liparota – Another light week for me, as the real world rears its ugly head again. I spent some time wrapping up the DLC for [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYKZ8″ locale=”us”]L.A. Noire[/easyazon-link] and kicked it old school with the original [easyazon-link asin=”B001A4MTGS” locale=”us”]Gears of War[/easyazon-link]. But, as always, I’m still plodding my way through [easyazon-link asin=”B002BSC54I” locale=”us”]Skyward Sword[/easyazon-link] on the Wii.