Monday, 24 June, 2019

Opera launches new gaming browser

Opera launches Opera GX, world's first gaming browser Opera GX, a browser built for gamers, launches into early access at E3 2019
Cecil Davis | 12 June, 2019, 23:54

It's not all about playtime, though - Opera GX also includes the best privacy features from the company's main browser, including one-click ad-blocking and a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The browser also comes with an array of sound and lighting effects.

Moving forward, Opera chose to give its browser a rather unique twist, as the company wanted to specifically make it easier for gamers to navigate the web.

Opera GX is being billed as the "world's first gaming browser", according to the company. The neon highlights are customizable, and users can witch from the standard red to another highlight color of their choice. Sound effects can be toggled on and off in the settings. Actually the whole package looks and sounds pretty cool.

For gamers, on the other hand, these sounds might just fit like a glove.

However, what you're getting is early access to the browser, and therefore, things might not work as it should.

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Not only can the design be customized, but users can also control his or her computer's CPU as well as RAM usage and can decide how much CPU power or RAM he or she wish to allot to the browser to use - with the help of Opera GX Control Panel. In addition, Opera also designed the browser with color options, so you can customize the interface like you would a gaming keyboard or mouse.

The idea is to provide gamers with a way to navigate the web while leaving resources available for games or streaming applications that the gamer might also be running at the same time. The new software isn't created to stream games.

With Twitch right in your sidebar, you can easily see channels you follow, who's online, and choose to receive notifications whenever someone you follow goes live. And there's even a "speed dial screen" which includes shortcuts to sites the average gamer no doubt checks out regularly, like Reddit, YouTube, and Discord.

Opera GX can be downloaded here, with the final version planned to launch later this year.