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.

Christine Mitchell – I played some Batman: Arkham City, finally got through the demon trials! Also got to play the new Kinect game Haunt for review and had a great time shouting at ghosts. Finally I got addicted to the Quarrel trial this weekend. I feel a purchase coming on

Mark Seymour – Exchanged firepower for word-power this week. Can’t get enough of Quarrel.

Todd Pantier – I put a lot of time into Modern Warfare 3 this week with the new Liberation and Piazza maps but don’t see myself sticking with the game for too long. In addition to MW3, I played a lot of Gears of War 3, finished what I wanted to in Trine 2, and played some cool games of Hero Academy. This week is going to be awesome with the launch of the new Iron Brigade DLC, Rise of the Martian Bear, and the launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2.

John Drawdy – This week I have been working on a few backlogged games, finally finishing
up all the Single Player achievements in Golf: Tee It Up!. I also decided to start on the Peggle Nights DLC, slowly losing my mind as I make my way through some of these challenges.

Nick Santangelo – Being sick for a couple days kept me from getting too much gaming in this week, but I was able to sink several hours into Deus Ex on Saturday. As usual, Halo: Reach also found its way into my 360 a few times.

Matt Liparota – I jumped back into Skyward Sword in a big way this week, logging something like five hours over the course of two nights (which doesn’t seem like much, but when you’ve got a full-time job it’s huge). I also found a reason to play some L.A. Noire late in the week thanks to the DLC sale on Xbox Live – $2 USD apiece for the downloadable cases was all the excuse I needed.

Ryan Reynolds – I haven’t had a whole lot of time to play much of anything this week but when I have, I’ve been playing Gears of War 3 and Modern Warfare 3 online. Also reading Halo: Primordium when I can.