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.

Steve Melton – Played through Crazy Machines Elements for review, That’s a brilliant game. I also finally knocked Beyond Good & Evil HD out of the park with my first XBLA 200/200. Other than that I went back to my favorite Need for Speed game: Most Wanted.

Perry Jackson – On the verge of finishing Deus Ex: Human Revolution but the bosses keep driving me away as they seem entirely out of place. But other than that, checked out a trial for Rock of Ages and it was pretty fun and a whole lot of Jetpack Joyride on iOS which might be my favourite iOS game of the year.

Nicholas DePetris – I played through the fun Summer Uprising platformers Speedrunner HD and Chester. The Bastion soundtrack sent me back to start a New Game + on that, and I’m slowly working my way through the Saints Row Double Pack in preparation for the third game in the series.

Ryan ReynoldsDeus Ex: Human Revolution, Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Beta and Resistance 3 Beta. On a side note I’m psyched for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Dead Island and Resistance 3 this week.

Nathan Bowring – Finished Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with map completely explored and all artifacts. A very good game, highly recommend it. I also started The Baconing, which could have had better combat but is funnier than ever.

James Heiger – Currently playing through The Baconing and Gatling Gears. I am also a little over 70% of the way to accomplishing the 1 billion point challenge on the Ms. Splosion Man table in Pinball FX 2.

John Drawdy – Played a lot of Crimson Alliance this week, such a great game. I also cracked into Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon & an amazing Indie Game called T.E.C. 3001.

Damon Fillman – I’ve been glued to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but I’ve been jumping between Indie darlings Train Frontier Express and Chester. So much gaming, so little time.

Jonathan Cole – Beat Deus Ex: Human Revolution…and that’s about it. Finishing a 30-hour game in a week feels like just enough gaming for this guy.

Christine Mitchell – I’ve mostly been playing Doom & Destiny for a review and I’m still
making my way through the depths of Torchlight. I’ve also been playing The Sims 3 on the side which I picked up in a sale and have found to be annoyingly addictive.