There are many different internet browsers to choose from. Google Chrome has great account integration, Firefox is useful for people who want privacy, but there’s a new browser on the block: Opera GX, the first browser made specifically for gamers.
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What Makes Opera GX a Gaming Browser?
GX Control: One of the main features of this browser is its GX controls. You can limit many different aspects of the browser, making sure your background internet doesn’t take anything away from your gaming experience. The settings for limits are easy to access; you can turn them on and off instantly from any website. When you leave your game to explore the web and the latest gaming news, you can easily turn off all of your limits to get a faster browsing experience. Currently, the browser lets you set limits for network, RAM, and CPU usage. Funny story: my friend complained that the browser was slow, but he just had the network limiter on with very low bandwidth.
GX Design: We’ve all seen those amazing color-coordinated gaming setups. Opera GX brings that color to the web. You can select any color to accent your browsing experience. In addition, the browser is by default dark, so no more glaring bright borders around every web page.
GX Corner: All of the latest deals and all upcoming releases, all in one place: the GX Corner. There is so much information packed into this one mini-tab that is built into the browser. It is not a web page. It has a release calendar, shows deals from all stores, and gives you the latest news from every source. All of this in one place, and all of it can be tuned to your favorite platform. This is one of my favorite parts of the browser.
Besides GX Control, settings, and browsing history, the sidebar also has Twitch and messenger integration. They come up as a sidebar much like the GX Control, so you can access them without leaving your web page. The Twitch feature lets you see who’s live among the channels you follow, and you can go straight to them, skipping over the front page of Twitch. The integrated messengers include Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, and VK. Unfortunately, Discord is not included in the sidebar, but it is one of the default sites to choose from when you open a new tab/speed dial.
The browser lets you pop YouTube and Twitch out to watch over other tabs and applications. Soon you will be able to watch videos over your game as well. That means no more tabbing in and out for tutorials. You can keep streams in a corner of your screen while you play. This is less amazing if you have two monitors, but the option to put everything on one screen is never a bad option.
In addition to all of Opera’s extensions, you can also download Chrome extensions for this browser. That’s a lot of choices for even more customization. The browser also comes with a built-in adblocker to help you fight off intrusive ads. (Of course, I encourage you to whitelist sites that do not have these intrusive ads and rely on funds provided by advertisement, such as our web site.)
The browser grants you peace and privacy with unlimited VPN browsing. If you are a big fan of making sure no one is tracking your browsing and data, then Opera GX is for you. It is built into the browser and its completely free alongside everything else.
For Every Good, There is a Bad
Opera GX is currently in early access, but it feels like a complete browser. So far I have had no problems with it. It feels just as fast as Chrome, which was what I was using before. The browser is very customizable. There are a lot of settings to adjust to perfect your experience. If you are looking for a simple internet browser, then this is not the one for you. Another downside is moving bookmarks, logging in to everything, and rebuilding history for faster searches. Switching browsers gives you a weird lost feeling for a while, but by the end, I felt like this browser was worth it.
Opera GX is available for download. Since it’s still in early access, there are feedback buttons everywhere. If you have any problems, complaints, or ideas for improvement, be sure to let them know so we can make this the ultimate gaming browser.