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.

Perry Jackson – Other than playing Radiant Silvergun for review, been mostly going through the backlog. I started up Gears of War 2 in preparation for Tuesday and went back into Mass Effect just so I can hang out with Wrex again.

Ryan Reynolds – I’m playing Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury and will be reviewing it shortly. I’m also playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine as well as Dead Island with my co-op buddy.

James HeigerRadiant Silvergun, Bloodrayne Betrayal, and Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury have been keeping me busy.

Damon Fillman – I’m eagerly anticipating Gears of War 3 and Resident Evil 4 HD, but in the mean time I’m playing through Bloody Checkers on XBLIG. Don’t disregard that game; it’s like if King’s Quest and Checkers had a baby.

Steve Melton – Been into SkyDrift as often as I can the last few weeks. I’m also still playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I also fired up my old Xbox to play Def Jam: Fight for New York and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. I might play through Halo 2 again as well. Classic.

Nathan Bowring – Been too busy to play anything besides a few rounds of Halo: Reach. I am anxiously awaiting the mid-September Portal 2 DLC, which hopefully won’t fall victim to the dreaded “Valve time”.

Christine Mitchell – I fired up Castle Crashers this week to check out the new Pink Knight character (sooo cute) and I’ve also been playing Leedmees for review, Torchlight and Left 4 Dead 2.

John Drawdy – Man I have had a busy game week, between playing with the kids and for reviews, kind of all over the place. Me and the two little ones had a few rounds of Turtles in Time and Castle Crashers and steady at work on Take Arms (XBLIG) and Red Bull X-Fighters (XBLA) for reviews; both will be available very soon.