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’ve been playing Batman: Arkham City when I can free myself from the confines of studying the law. Oh, Dungeon Defenders is really excellent as well. Go pick it up and support some of my fellow Gators.

Steve Melton – I finally knocked out Halo: Reach on Legendary solo. Now I’m not sure what to do with myself now. I’ve been digging through indie games looking for gems. I found a few, hopefully I’ll get time to do a review.

Perry Jackson – I’ve been playing a whoooooole lot of Batman: Arkham City and it’s kind of the best. I might say it lacks the surprise of Arkham Asylum but it makes up for with a gorgeous landscape filled with great characters from the Batman lore. I’ve also been trying to knock out the Shadow Hunters DLC for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet this weekend after work but got some friends for it so expect the review hopefully soon!

Nicholas DePetris – I’ve been pretty busy this week but managed to get in some Outland and started playing through Torchlight. I usually don’t like that sort of game but I’m enjoying it so far! So much loot! I also tried out the Dance Central 2 demo and failed miserably at it. Luckily no one was around to witness my shame.

Ross Adams – Thanks to a self imposed restriction on myself from buying all the big games day one, I’ve been playing some slightly older stuff. So while everyone else plays Batman: Arkham City, I’m replaying Arkham Asylum and it’s still pretty good! Briefly played a bit of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Shadow Hunters DLC, definitely need to be played co-op so I’ll hopefully get to do that soon.

Jonathan Cole – I’ve been playing Fable III and Crysis 2 for the most part, though I’ve recently gotten into Orcs Must Die! and am absolutely loving it. Hoping to knock out just a little more backlog before Skyrim rolls around!

Damon Fillman – I am Batman. Or at least I felt that way after gliding through in Batman: Arkham City. It is just as good as the first, if not better. I still can’t decide whether or not I want Battlefield 3, after the disappointing beta. What do you guys think?

Ryan Reynolds – Like everyone else I’m playing Batman: Arkham City. I’m also still chipping away at the boat load of content that Gears of War 3 has to offer. And there’s more on the way! I’d also like to note that I’ve been extremely impressed by what Blizzard has been showing at BlizzCon. If there’s one developer out there who never fails to impress, it’s Blizzard.

John Drawdy – Lately I have been working on getting all the levels in Orcs Must Die!, up to five skulls on Nightmare (feels impossible at times) and am still hacking away at MLB Bobblehead Battle trying to get through all the challenges and bonuses. Other then that nothing really new, it does make me happy to see all the positive feed back on the new Batman, I am excited about getting that soon.