It’s hard to make new versions of a web browser stand out and worth talking about, but Vivaldi has managed to do so by building an arcade game into its browser.
Version 3.4 of Vivaldi is now available for both desktop and Android users, and it includes a number of new and desirable features. For desktop users, it’s now possible to configure the context menus to your liking by adding custom links. There’s also a feature called Periodic Reload, which allows you to automatically reload a site in a tab at intervals between one and 30 minutes. That way, you can always ensure you’re seeing the latest version of key websites.
Then there’s the small matter of an arcade game built into the browser:
The game is called Vivaldia and described as “a real 80s arcade-style game built into the browser.” It’s playable both in the desktop browser and on Android, and a nice distraction if you like runner games. It was “inspired by the Future Noir and CyberPunk genres” which accounts for the overall look of the game. As it’s a part of the browser, you don’t have to be online to play, and it works across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android (phones and tablets), and Chromebooks. Vivaldi also made it available on the Google Play store.
For Android users specifically, version 3.4 of the browser has a number of design enhancements. The layout of Speed Dials has been improved, there’s small, large, and list views to choose between, and all menu items now have icons.