Its possible for someone to have infected you... intentionally or unintentionally, YES. I'd stay away from Tunggle forever! If you want to have a LAN party, get together and have one!
But again... a BIOS virus is very very rare! I wish one of you had a good paid for av that might indicate what you were infected with. Right now its hard to say... If one of your buddies has another PC with a good AV like Norton, hook the "infected" drive to that PC and run a full scan on that "bad" drive... let us know if you find anymore info! I'd also suggest contacting Tunggle and informing them to, as it surely happened while you were all connected!
I agree with Lebon that it was more likely an infection of a MFT (Master File Table) or MBR (Master Boot Record)... if all you did was a format the drive, either could still be there. If you had deleted all partitions, you would have probably had the same fix as you do now!
Please keep us updated, and good luck!
PS - whoever suggested Tunggle... make them pay you for your time!