Gaming-focused Apps

Software is versatile, and doesn’t have to simply cater to one demographic. That being said, there is oftentimes software that has a focus on a target demographic but can also cater to others not interested. Take software such as Discord: It’s a voice and video over IP application that focuses on gaming, but can still be used by others for non-gaming users. Gaming-focused software can set itself apart with high performance and a more “hardcore” aesthetic.

  1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • FreeBSD
    • Playstation
    Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often. Create an invite-only place.
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  2. Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.
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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Chromecast
    • Xbox
    Live streaming video platform.
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  3. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wine
    • Steam
    • Proton
    SteamOS is a Debian based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode (https://alternativeto.
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  4. Streamlabs OBS is all you need for streaming! Our almighty developers have combined a streamer's essentials like video preview, dashboard, and chat windows in one app with better video quality and lower CPU usage.
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  5. An advanced gaming chat platform competitor to Discord with features like calendars, advanced voice chat, and forums to better manage and grow your gaming communities.
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  6. GeForce NOW gives gamers the freedom to enjoy high-performance PC gaming just about anywhere. It connects a wide range of Windows and macOS computers to supercomputers in the cloud, streaming 1080p graphics at up to 120 frames per second.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid
    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.
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  7. A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more. Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Gj5YmBb - flightlessmango/MangoHud

    It can show:
    GPU load in %.
    GPU temp in C.
    GPU power draw in Watts.
    CPU load per core in %.
  8. Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer. It is designed for folks who have two (or more) computers set up at home and find themselves regularly sliding from one system to the other.
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  9. Borderless Gaming forces borderless-fullscreen mode in any game. Stream at any resolution while still being able to easily alt-tab out as if you were in windowed mode. No more risk of crashing in badly optimized games when you want to switch songs or check your email.
  10. Radmin VPN allows you to securely connect computers, located behind firewalls. Radmin VPN Pros: - No need to register on the website; - Fast speed, up to 100 Mbps; - Encrypted connections; - Public gaming networks; - Good looking interface, dark theme.
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  11. A video game database that aggregates and monitor the latest, the best and the upcoming video games on all active gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Android and iOS.
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