We've created a special XBOX Live account to take advantage of the "Friends of Friends" feature. Send a friend invite to the1337pwn and you'll be able to see what other 1337pwn gamers are online. It's no substitute for a widget update, but at least will make it easy for you to find like-minded gamers.
Having spent several back to back weeks on widget development, I'm actually going to play video games weekend. Given my schedule, there really hasn't been much time for substantial gaming.
When I have been able to play, Mass Effect is pretty much all consuming for me on the XBOX 360. It is by no means perfect, but sum of its parts is so darn satisfying. It's amazing that such a weird mix of genres could be so much better than the sum of its parts. Per it's reputation, user interface-wise, it can be a baffling experience and Bioware doesn't give you much guidance. Truth be told, it's going to take you 6-8 hours of gameplay to comprehend the depth of the game. Once you crest that learning curve, the fun truly begins.