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 – Not a whole lot of XBLA. Been playing a lot of Gears of War 3, great campaign but a severe lack of giant worms. Can’t wait to join in more multiplayer with some of the rest of the writers. I’m also trying to finish Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box so I can move on to the rest of the series.

Ryan Reynolds – I finished the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine campaign on Monday. A great game in a great universe. I’ve been playing Gears of War 3 ever since and I’ve also been dabbling in Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury which I will be reviewing very soon.

Damon Fillman – I literally can’t stop playing Gears of War 3. It’s a problem really, can anyone help me with this addiction? The only thing that can pry me away from it is Resident Evil 4 HD, but then I just get sucked into that!

Nicholas DePetris – I’ve been playing through the action-puzzler Rotastic and inching closer to 100% in Super Meat Boy. Five levels of Cotton Alley Dark World left!

Ross Adams – Been playing a ton of stuff at the Eurogamer Expo, check my Twitter feed and next weeks podcast for specifics. Just to make everyone jealous I will say I played Skyrim.

James Heiger – Playing Gears of War 3 like everybody else. I am also working my way through Story Mode in Radiant Silvergun. I am downloading the demo for Portal right now to see what all the fuss is about.

John Drawdy – I have sadly not been playing Gears of War 3 but I have however, been working on finishing up the last achievement in Red Bull X-Fighters. I have however also managed to get sometime in on Harms Way finishing up all but one achievement.

Nathan Bowring – Picked up L.A. Noire again, I love the game but have been too distracted by other game to finish it. What I’m not playing is Gears of War 3 (awww).