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.

Ryan Reynolds– I’m still busy with Gears of War 3. So much to do in this game. Also playing Worms: Ultimate Mayhem for review and the Battlefield 3 Beta.

Nathan Bowring– This week I played the Portal 2 Peer Review DLC. Spent way too much time on some of those test chambers, but the ending was so worth it. Also played the Halo: Reach Title Update Beta, which leveled me up to Brigadier. Also had time for some Mercury Hg.

Jonathan Cole– After kinda being burned out on Gears of War 3, I’ve been spending some time with my oft neglected PS3. I picked up and beat Resistance 3, which was really an exceptional game and easily one of the most memorable games of the year. Right now, I’m plowing through Rage despite not feeling quite that into it.

John Laster– I took a break from text books to play Orcs Must Die. Fantastic title that really deserves your attention. I also visited Trendy Entertainment to check out Dungeon Defenders which looks incredible.

Ross Adams– I just moved house this week but I promptly got my TV and 360 setup to play my copy of Dark Souls which arrived here before I did. Definitely not a game for everyone but I’m finding the games world and combat oddly engrossing. I also tried the trial for Orcs Must Die!, I really enjoyed it (especially the music!) and were it not for the insane amount of games I already have to play I’d probably pick it up.

Andrew Crews– Ive been playing a ton of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, which is an excellent game. I also finished up Islands of Wakfu this week making that my 200th completed game. And yes, I do want a cookie ;)

Christine Mitchell– I reviewed Orcs Must Die! this week so I got to play lots of that. It’s amazing by the way. I also played Ilomilo which I picked up in the recent Deal of the Week and some Left 4 Dead 2.

Damon Fillman– I’m about to say a few bad words: I am playing through Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the second time. On Xbox I am pushing through Dark Souls and not succeeding what…so….ever.

Steve Melton– Playing through NBA Jam for review. Other than some minor nitpicks I love it. Also playing through Halo: Reach. On Legendary. Alone. I think I now know what gaming rage feels like.