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.

Todd Schlickbernd – I’ve been playing lots of Orcs Must Die! for our upcoming guide and recently picked up Worms: Ultimate Mayhem which I played with a couple friends. Pleasantly surprised with it so far, so that’s nice. Other than that, Gears of War 3 and League of Legends.

Perry Jackson – Started up the Battlefield 3 Beta on the weekend and it’s pretty fun. I’ve never really played much of the Battlefield games but I really enjoy the feel of it. Other than that, picked up Outland on sale and for 400 MSP, you can’t go wrong. It’s a neat little platformer that has some pretty cool action elements.

Ryan Reynolds – I’m still feasting on Gears of War 3 which has a metric ton of great content to offer. I’ve also got a few games of the Battlefield 3 Beta in.

James Heiger – Still playing Gears of War 3 and I picked up a lot of stuff on sale recently. Shank is alot of fun.

Jonathan Cole – I’ve been eating up a lot of time with Gears of War 3, mostly in the Horde and Beast modes. Aside from that, I’ve been trying to finally 100% Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and not go crazy playing the buggy Battlefield 3 Beta.

Damon Fillman – I literally can’t stop playing Gears of War 3, but I’ve also played Worms: Ultimate Mayhem which is surprisingly fun. I’m preparing myself for next week’s onslaught of even more games. Bye bye cash!

John Drawdy – I have gotten a bunch of time in with Orcs Must Die!, but have gone back and worked on finishing up Red Bull X-Fighters and Crimson Alliance. I have played a little of the new MLB Bobblehead Battle game for a review and have purchased almost 10 XBLA games I have yet to play in the past week. Need more time to play games, bye bye sleep.

Ross Adams – Finished up Gears of War 3, as well as played a bunch of Horde and Versus. Been trying out the Battlefield 3 Beta, which is pretty cool although very buggy (it is a beta after all). Just picked up Section 8: Prejudice on sale and discovering I’m quite good at it and enjoying it a lot as a result.

Nathan Bowring – Impulse-bought Mercury HG, which is rather fun and is helping me memorize the periodic table. Also returned to the classic Assassin’s Creed II and the amazing flying machine sequence. Hope my gaming experience is adding variety, I’m like the only one here who didn’t play Gears of War 3!

Nicholas DePetris – I picked up Outland on sale and am really enjoying it so far. It’s a pretty interesting game with a great art style. I’m going to be playing Gears of War 3 all day Sunday as well – pretty excited!

Christine Mitchell – I bought Portal in the recent sale so been playing through that and I finished the main story on Torchlight this week too.

Stephen Haberman – It has been mostly Gears of War 3 for me as well. I just finished Act 3 and played through 50 levels of Horde. I also happen to be one of the lucky ones in the Diablo lll Beta, which is fabulous.