MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2022: They’re using a wallpaper app for WHAT?


Today we’re kicking off our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of the year!

Coming in at #5 on our list is…

Wallpaper Engine was co-opted for gaming smut

In what is perhaps the best and the worst use of illicit Steam installations, Chinese users apparently turned Wallpaper Engine on the platform into a porn distro tool in an attempt to circumvent adult content bans in the country. In fact, so many players were using Wallpaper Engine in this… let’s call it creative way that it drove the app to the top 10 most-played “games” on Steam.

So how did this become a story we could feasibly publish on MassivelyOP? Chris summed it up: “Incidentally, some of the most popular wallpapers of this kind feature characters from Final Fantasy, Overwatch, and Genshin Impact. So technically speaking, this is now an MMO news story. You’re welcome.”

Stay tuned for another weird story tomorrow, and don’t forget to check out our annual MMORPG awards and our Golden Yachties!

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