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 – My Xbox has literally been on playing NFL Blitz or Dungeon Defenders all week. I’m a sucker for fun games that give you constant rewards to keep playing.

Christine Mitchell – I’ve been making my way through Batman: Arkham City and dancing off all that holiday excess by playing Dance Central 2.

Ross Adams – Still on the PS3 train right now, I got Uncharted 2 out of the way after a lot of frustration with the combat. Now playing through Heavy Rain and loving it, very unique and surprisingly engrossing game.

Steve Melton – Actually, with my LIVE account recently hacked (got it back two days ago) I dusted off my old Xbox and put several hours into Star Wars: Battlefront II. Why LucasArts hasn’t made a new Battlefront game absolute first priority is beyond me.

Perry Jackson – Been on a platforming binge with Sonic Generations and Rayman Origins after finishing the Coldstrike DLC for Renegade Ops. I’m shocked by how good Generations is since it feels like the best Sonic game in almost 15 years.

Nathan Bowring – What haven’t I been playing? I’m enthralled by Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is amazing, Bulletstorm is as rude as it is fun, and the list goes on. This is why I shouldn’t wait until 2012 to play so many 2011 games.

Shawn Sarris – I have been playing tons of things. Of note is the fact I have all but 5 Arkham City achievements, I have sank already many hours into Forza 4 and I have gone back to Dungeon Defenders to play with the man in charge John L.

Ryan Reynolds – Finished my Halo: CE Anniversary co-op run on Legendary to witness Sarge, Bobby and the love shield. Very close to finishing my second run through Modern Warfare 3‘s campaign, this time on Veteran. Also enjoyed a little bit of Gears of War 3 multiplayer this weekend and I purchased Deathspank on sale this week which I’ll be digging into soon.