The Opera web browsers are known for being the testing ground for some very interesting features and its browser variations. Opera is extending that mode with its new dedicated Gaming focused browser known as Opera GX.
A web browser dedicated to gaming? as absurd as it sounds, Opera has basically added additional functionality to its existing web browser, added a red/dark based gaming inspired interface and Packaged it as Opera GX.
Here is Opera GX’s product manager Maciej Kocemba Introducing Opera GX.
What makes it different from other Opera Browsers?
GX CPU/RAM Control – Major browsers like Opera and Chrome are considerable RAM Hogs, The GX control feature allows you to control how much RAM and CPU the browser will consume. The is awesome since limiting a background application like a web browser while playing games is a perfect way not to compromise on your gaming experience.
Twitch Integration – This feature allows you to login to twitch within the Opera GX sidebar after which you will be notified of when twitch streamers go live.
Customizable Gaming Design, Sound effects, Unique Speed Dial layout, and hardware integration – The web browser comes out of the box with animation and sound sequences inspired by gaming consoles.
In fact, The sound effects and musical logo creation in GX are a result of Opera’s collaboration with the sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for the original soundtrack to the Gris game.
You are not only able to control the audio level of the entire browser but switch the sound effect on or off easily.
You can further customize the browsers colours from a choice of different highlight color from 10 suggested colors or go deeper and choose from 16 million possibilities using the extended color picker feature.
It also includes Razer Chroma integration, which means that the keyboard, mouse and other Razer Chroma elements will adjust their colors to the chosen highlight colors in the browser.
The Speed dial layout features ” shortcuts to sites popular among gamers including Discord, YouTube and Reddit.”
Opera GX Corner – a centralized are for general, gaming and technology news depending on your preference. The area also includes curated gaming deals and information about new and interesting releases.
Other features include – As I have said, Opera GX is a niche specific mod of the existing ting Opera web browser hence features found in the opera browser which is listed below are also included:
- You can also use the Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook or Vkontakte messengers in the sidebar
- Video Pop Out function which makes it easy to “pop out” a video from the website it is being streamed on and watch it on top of other websites.
- The Built In Ad blocker
- No-log browser VPN – which will let you safely browse the Web when using public WiFi
This is just the tip of the iceberg as Opera GX is still in its early access level 1.Features such as Video Over Game will gradually get added over each update/Level. Opera plans to launch the full version later this year.
Personal Experience: This web browser not only has a great looking and quick installation but delivers its features in a great fit for gamers in mind. I love the customizability and look forward to the video over game feature along with its official launch.
nb. This blog post was created using the Opera GX web browser.
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