Beau Feeny

About the author

Beau Feeny is a writer and technology consultant based in Chicago. He has built applications and business processes for VC-backed startups, private firms, and public companies. He studied history and computer science at Harvard, and his work has been featured in festivals across the country.

8 Classic Nintendo and PlayStation Games You Can Now Play Online

Subscription gaming services offer a great opportunity to both grip veteran gamers with nostalgia and introduce newer gamers to the classics that made video games what they are today. Both Nintendo and PlayStation have built formidable catalogs over the years, and more recently, the companies have used those archives

5 Great VR Games To Try in 2023

Virtual reality puts you right in the action in a way that regular video games just can’t. More games are released all the time for popular platforms like PSVR, Meta Quest and HTC Vive. Throw on a headset, grab a couple wands, controllers or other peripherals and be wowed

7 VR Movies and Videos To Watch

You can use virtual reality to enhance your gaming, your learning or your job, and you can also kick back and relax with VR, with more short films and experimental videos to watch every year. While you don’t need a VR headset to enjoy a VR movie—you can usually

Which Xbox Series X/S Controller Is Right for You?

Purchasing a new Xbox controller is a commitment. You’re going to spend a lot of time together. This guide walks you through what to look for and highlights some of the best Xbox controllers on the market today. When to replace an Xbox Series X/S controller You’ll know when

What Kind of Security Do I Need on My Wi-Fi Network?

Why is Wi-Fi security important? You're likely already familiar with the importance of setting unique, strong passwords for all of your online accounts to help protect you from hacking and isolating the damage if you’re the victim of a data breach. But setting strong passwords for your online accounts

8 Must-Play Online Multiplayer Indie Games for Switch

Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and PC gaming are the platforms best known for online gaming, but the online catalog for Nintendo Switch is no slouch either. While Nintendo features such well-known first-party juggernauts as "Super Smash Bros Ultimate," "Mario Kart 8" and "Animal Crossing" for online multiplayer, there’s a wide

Choosing the Right VR Headset

Whatever way you use virtual reality (VR)—for gaming, education, work—you experience it by wearing a headset, sometimes called VR goggles, which typically fits over your head and covers your eyes. These headsets make it feel like you're really part of the game, classroom, workout or even meeting by their

6 New Gaming Platforms Beyond Steam To Explore

Steam is the video game industry’s leading gaming platform, providing a one-stop shop for new games, subscription services, streaming, social features and more. The service was launched in 2003 by developer Valve to make it easy to release and update its own games, like "Half-Life," "Counter-Strike" and "Portal," but

Getting Into Subscription Gaming Services? What’s the Difference?

Game streaming—cloud gaming—subscriptions are like Netflix for video games, allowing you to access content on remote servers via your internet connection. Use a gamepad to send inputs to the server from your home (or on the go), and get back a video and audio feed of the game in

Shop Smart From Home With Augmented Reality Apps

They’re popping up when you’re shopping online: invitations to “try it on” or “see it in your space.” But does this mean the company sends you the product, you test it and send it back if you don’t like it? Not so fast! Enter augmented reality, or AR, which