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.

John Laster – I have a back log of like 15 games right now, but I’ve been so addicted to Dungeon Defenders it’s not getting any smaller.

Perry Jackson – After long sessions of Rayman Origins, I picked up Renegade Ops on sale which is so much explosive fun. I also picked up Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 on one of the daily deals and it’s not that bad! But it’s also not amazing.

Christine Mitchell – I was happy to receive Batman: Arkham City and Dance Central 2 for Xmas so I’ve been playing both of those. Not to mention still trying to complete Clash of Heroes before my backlog gets out of hand.

Ryan Reynolds – I just started a co-op run through Halo: CE Anniversary on Legendary and I’ve also been playing Modern Warfare 3. This week’s edition of “What we are reading” includes Halo: Glasslands and Diablo: the Book of Cain.

Nick DePetris – I picked up a ton of games in the recent sales and have been playing Scott Pilgrim, Fruit Ninja Kinect, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. I’m also about 70 hours into Skyrim and still going strong. Finally, I rang in New Years the right way with some good friends, Dance Central 2, and You Don’t Know Jack.