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 – I’m about half way through Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. I like it so much I picked up the sequel, Edge of Time, for when I’m done. Other than that I recently finished Stacking, which I might play through again and had a great time playing Hydro Thunder Hurricane online over the past few days.

Perry Jackson – Most of the week has been mostly a couple of games. I’m still playing Mega Man 9 and on the last couple Wily stages, hoping to beat it finally. Other than that, I’m currently playing Scarygirl for review which should be up shortly, it’s an interesting game and going to have a lot to say about it. Oh and I saw Anamanaguchi over the weekend (artist that did the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game soundtrack) and it was amazing!

Todd Pantier – I’ve been pumping a ton of time into Gears of War 3 with the Fenix Rising DLC coming out this week. I’m also loving the “Stay Frosty” playlist they have going and double XP is always a bonus too. I also downloaded Hero Academy for my iPhone and have been having a good time with it. I’m still trying to finish up Trine 2 with each class too.

Nick Santangelo – Although I’ve had Gears of War 3 since its release, the campaign has been largely ignored. That changed this week as three friends and I plowed through a few acts. Those Lambent Berserkers are quite the bullet sponges. The remainder of my gaming time was spent on Deus Ex: Human Revolution and a few rounds of Halo: Reach.

Todd Schlickbernd – I’m finally coming off my League of Legends streak and returning to other games. Recently I’ve been playing Magicka and wishing it was on XBLA like nobody’s business. Other than that I’ve been holding a copy of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for a friend. I think I’ll just buy all Capcom fighting games used from now on to not support their crappy re-release behavior.

Matt Liparota – Honestly, last week was so hectic for me in the real world I barely found any time to pick up a controller. My Xbox was pretty neglected, but Super Mario 3D Land and Tetris: Axis are still getting decent workouts in my 3DS.

Ryan Reynolds – Most of my gaming time this week was spent with Gears of War 3. I honestly think it was the best multiplayer game of 2011 so I play it consistently, but the new map pack this week gave me extra incentive. I’ve also been playing DeathSpank here and there but I can’t seem to get into it. The game’s humor just doesn’t do it for me.

John Drawdy – Hmmm…lets see, this week I played a little bit of Iron Brigade, loving that survival mode. Once again I am slowly suffering through AMY again, this time on hard (damn achievements) and finally got around to starting on Golf: Tee It Up!

Nathan Bowring – This week I got a lot of variety in my gaming. I got all of the multiplayer achievements in Assassin’s Creed Revelations, making progress in Orcs Must Die!, played a little bit of Halo: Reach, and on top of all that I controlled a giant robot monster in Bulletstorm. What a week!

Craig HartNFL Blitz has been my go to game this week. During a challenging week, it was great to be able to take out my frustrations on the gridiron. I also believe that the Elite League is hugely underrated. Even after getting a horrible starter pack, I had great enjoyment in building my team one key player at a time. I am officially addicted to Blitz.

Christine Mitchell – I didn’t get a lot of time for gaming this week but did manage to fit in a 2 hour Dance Central 2 session this weekend. Feel the burn!