Opera launches a gaming browser with Twitch integration

Youre probably asking, what is a gaming browser? Opera PM Maciek Kocemba says in the opening of the Opera GX introduction video. Fair enough. My first thought when the Norwegian browser company mentioned the concept to me was something akin Google Stadia, with remote game streaming.
Turns out a gaming browser in this instance at least is more about providing a custom browser for PC gamers, rather than a browser that does the heavy lifting for gaming itself. Instead, the system is more interest in minimizing system requirements as gamers game.

The browsers central feature is the GX Control panel, which lets users determine how much of the systems CPU and RAM are allotted to the browser. The idea being that gamers can, say, stream content from Twitch while playing, without slowing their computer to a crawl.
Running a game might require a lot of effort from your machine. Even more so if you are streaming while you play, says Kocemba in a release tied to todays E3 announcement. Before Opera GX, gamers often shut down their browsers in order to not slow down their gaming experience. We came up with the GX Control feature to make peoples games run more smoothly without requiring them to compromise on what they do on the Web.

The other big piece here is Twitch integration, letting users log in to the service directly from the bowser sidebar. Theyll also get notifications when streamers they follow go live. There are various other touches through out, including sounds and animation inspired by gaming consoles and other customizable design features.
You probably think this is all all pretty gimmicky, and honestly, youre not really wrong. Those who are interested can check out early access to browser at E3 this week.
Opera launches a gaming browser with Twitch integration
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