There are a lot of gamers out there. Gaming content makes up a huge portion of the internet – thousands of gaming videos on YouTube, thousands of gaming channels on Twitch and Mixer. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg… So why the hell up until this moment we – gamers – didn’t have our own special web browser? We think that similar thoughts crossed the minds of the Opera team so they decided to create the world’s first gaming browser, Opera GX.
According to Krystian Kolondra, EVP at Opera browsers, Opera GX is built for people who love games and spend a lot of time building their setups. The team wanted to give gamers a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines. And not only that. Opera GX has plenty of useful tools designed with gamers in mind. Here’s a list of reasons why you should start using Opera GX today!
1. It lets you control the CPU and RAM usage
Opera GX is armed with a unique GX Control panel which lets users define how much of their computer’s CPU or RAM they are willing to let their browser use. By toggling on the circle, one can choose to devote a certain percentage of the computer’s resources to the browser. Opera GX will stay within these limits. This means that, unlike other memory-hungry browsers, Opera GX puts gamers in full control of their gaming and browsing experiences.
2. Twitch integration
Another handy feature for gamers is Opera GX’s Twitch integration. The browser lets users log into their Twitch accounts directly from the sidebar and will notify them when a streamer they follow goes live.
If Twitch is not your cup of tea, the browser’s speed dial screen also features shortcuts to other sites popular among gamers including Discord, YouTube and Reddit. This means that your favorite gaming content is always just a click away!
3. Gaming design, sounds, and hardware integration
When you first start your Opera GX you will be welcomed by sounds and an animation sequence inspired by gaming consoles. 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. The sound effects, as well as most browser features, can be adjusted or switched off in the settings panel.
Opera GX comes out of the box dressed in a sleek gaming-inspired design with dark and red elements. Users can also choose a different highlight color from 10 suggested colors or go deeper and choose from 16 million possibilities using the extended color picker feature.
Opera GX also features an exclusive set of wallpapers designed to match the browser and the large displays of the most recent gaming setups. 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. More hardware is soon to follow!
4. Exclusive gaming deals!
Our fans know that here on Eneba we’re all about quality – ensuring the best deals and utmost user satisfaction is (and will always be) our top priority. Opera GX shares this vision and implemented a special GX Corner, a place where gaming news from the Web will be presented along with curated gaming deals and information about new and interesting releases. You can be sure that you’ll always find the best deals on Eneba just by using this awesome feature.
Oh… We almost forgot that, for a limited time, Eneba hosts a special promotion sale with some of the best and latest games. Be sure to check it out on our web right after you finish tweaking your Opera GX.
5. All the standard Opera features are still there
Lastly, we should mention other great web browsing features that Opera does better than anyone else. Opera GX includes all the features present in the popular Opera desktop browser currently used by more than 65 million users. This means that, apart from the Twitch integration, users can also activate the Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook or Vkontakte messengers in the sidebar to stay in touch with friends without the need to open separate tabs.
Opera GX also retains the popular 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.
Opera’s built-in ad blocker will safeguard that websites load fast and distraction-free while the free, no-log browser VPN will let gamers safely browse the web when using public Wi-Fi.