The two betas he'd been playing in early August (World of Warcraft and the new Warhammer 40,000 RTS) were broken by the patches applied while we were in Vegas, so he'd quit playing them. For a couple of weeks, he tried Sony's "Planetside", but got disgusted with the imbalances in it and gave it up.
His newest game: Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates.
It's a massively multiplayer roleplaying game based on .... puzzle games. You know. Like Tetris and Snood and all those games you find on Yahoo and similar places.
I am a puzzle game addict. When I find one I like, I can play it for entire days without break. I played Tetris and its variants for years, and Snood by itself kept me entertained for a few months.
And I played Everquest for three years.
Now, I managed to break my leveling-game addiction (even City of Heroes couldn't hold me more than a month.) But a game that combined MMORPG and puzzle games?
I watched him play "Puzzle Pirates", and I said, "I'm not sure I want to try this game."
"Because if I do, I'm never going to stop."
I was supposed to go to the Bahamas this weekend, but telnar and I decide we didn't want to visit on the same weekend Frances was. So we rescheduled, leaving me with an unexpectedly free weekend at home. On Friday night, I gave in and tried the game.
No, I haven't done much else since then.