Maybe VR isn't dead after all... - Valve Index Review

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 664

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  2 weeks back

    Oculus Rift S, anyone? Linus forgot to mention it entirely!!!!!!! No need for extra cameras at all, for $ 400, it’s a good VR headset...

    • Daniil Bogdanov
      Daniil Bogdanov  5 hours back

      I'm really happy with my rift s, works amazing and i had only few issues with a software

    • Caden Knox
      Caden Knox  5 hours back

      Zenroy bruh

    • Mikolaj Mandziejewicz
      Mikolaj Mandziejewicz  11 hours back

      @andyman820 just get a last gen set of lighthouses. Saves you a bit of money.

    • Mikolaj Mandziejewicz
      Mikolaj Mandziejewicz  11 hours back

      @Elaf Khan did ypu watch the video though? The quest has less than half the refresh rate of the index, less accurate trackinv etc. All for a similar price of just the index headset. And valve can sell the index at manufacturing price compared the quest whose price is marked up.

    • NikoKun
      NikoKun  14 hours back

      @FlyingFree333 Total misconceptions. Haters spread a lot of nonsense misinformation around, just cause things didn't go exactly the way they wanted. But literally everything you said was false.
      They've done more than almost anyone else for VR. They've helped lots of small developers get started and grow into something more. And I always get absolutely great service from their customer support.
      They've funded some great projects and partnered with most the other leading VR companies towards developing standards. And now they're growing the VR industry faster than anyone else, by going the affordable-hardware route with the Oculus Quest, which is better than making a $1000 headset no one can afford and few devs will make games specifically for. Just watch, it'll be the most popular headset by far, after the holidays, that's not harming the industry, that's growing it.

  • xGAM3Rxx
    xGAM3Rxx  36 minutes back

    Whats that handheld controller-keyboard linus uses?

    • James Hoiby
      James Hoiby  1 hours back

      Thumbs up for the king of segues. Oh yeah, and the great content too! You've got me very curious about this headset for DCS, especially if it makes cockpit text more readable.

      • ERIKREID1
        ERIKREID1  2 hours back

        The one main thing that is holding me up from upgrading is wireless capability as I have it on my VIVE.

        • DarK Sider
          DarK Sider  3 hours back

          My "cleaning the pc" ocd is kicked when I saw you pull the pc out the cabinet when it has so much dust on the front....My brain was telling me "For the love of god, please give that pc more life."

          • Wakaziar
            Wakaziar  4 hours back

            Jesus, I was so close to getting the Vive pro, willing to spend the extra money for the premium experience. But from what I can see I’ll instead get the index for less and it’s better. I’ll have an RTX 2080 and i9 9700K to run it so performance is no issue.

            Please tell me if there is anything I’m missing?
            It almost seems to good to be true

            • Chris Harris
              Chris Harris  4 hours back

              Still running my 980ti best card ever

              • Super Saiyan Animation
                Super Saiyan Animation  4 hours back

                Linus said strap on experience

                • xea 124
                  xea 124  4 hours back

                  Vr was never dead anyway big games and big innovations are still hapenning

                  • axserwz 09
                    axserwz 09  4 hours back

                    Valve out here making everything except part 3's to their games

                    • EpicAd3
                      EpicAd3  5 hours back

                      No it’s not dead, I hate it when people say that

                      • Caden Knox
                        Caden Knox  5 hours back

                        He didn’t even play no man’s sky...

                        • Art Sin
                          Art Sin  6 hours back

                          Oculus rift S!!

                          • joe
                            joe  7 hours back

                            VR ain't a fad. It's here to stay. And the stuff today is nothing compared to the future

                            • Paul Baitson
                              Paul Baitson  8 hours back

                              Rift S is good no doubt and a much simpler setup it's just plug in and go, as it's summer right now I find it hard to wear the Index for longer than half an hour because it gets so hot.

                              • DEaD-'-RiSE
                                DEaD-'-RiSE  8 hours back

                                12:00

                                • Terranigma
                                  Terranigma  8 hours back

                                  Kudos for not throwing your cat over your shoulder, some would have.

                                  • Baba Yaga
                                    Baba Yaga  9 hours back

                                    Vr was never dead, games like pavlov have so many players

                                    • Indigo Montari
                                      Indigo Montari  10 hours back

                                      If I fits I sits

                                      • SlipliN
                                        SlipliN  11 hours back

                                        i will buy becouse of the cat

                                        • Robert Clithero
                                          Robert Clithero  12 hours back

                                          "More of a strap on experience"

                                          • TheGameCake
                                            TheGameCake  13 hours back

                                            how the cat get in there

                                            • Thicc Memes
                                              Thicc Memes  13 hours back

                                              15:04 that thumb though

                                              • First Last
                                                First Last  14 hours back

                                                Reduced motion sickness is a huge thing for me. Every VR headset I've tried gave me a lot of motion sickness after 10 minutes.

                                                • András Tamás Kovács
                                                  András Tamás Kovács  17 hours back

                                                  Are we living in a so sensitive world right now, that you have to censore the middle finger? That's almost that sad, like the amasonas burning.

                                                  • Joseph Morgan
                                                    Joseph Morgan  17 hours back

                                                    One of the biggest upgrades for me from the vive pro to the index is the edge to edge clarity. I love it. Wish the knuckles analog sticks felt better to click though.

                                                    • Ryv Mutsu
                                                      Ryv Mutsu  18 hours back

                                                      Your segways are rather magnificent! Much appreciated for the review and finer points ^^

                                                      • Nobody
                                                        Nobody  19 hours back

                                                        I have been watching your guy's videos forever, WHEN DID YOU GET A CAT?
                                                        Lol

                                                        • Kino Baxton
                                                          Kino Baxton  19 hours back

                                                          I got to play onward with this. Will be way easier to judge who's on my team

                                                          • John Dupre
                                                            John Dupre  20 hours back

                                                            "Holding a meat handle", dude you are sooooo gay.

                                                            • WoOsKii 1
                                                              WoOsKii 1  1 days back

                                                              Did you get one with FULLY working thumbsticks? Can they click when pushed up/ down/ left/ right? I'm guessing you got good ones because you didn't say anything about their "quirks"... And your Linus frekin tech tips LoL. Would Valve send you "designed that way" controllers? I'm really curious...

                                                              • SpurnOfHumanity
                                                                SpurnOfHumanity  1 days back

                                                                Like father, like son.

                                                                • SpurnOfHumanity
                                                                  SpurnOfHumanity  1 days back

                                                                  *I really don't like Beat Saber. Too much movement involved.*

                                                                  • Hakeem Hakim
                                                                    Hakeem Hakim  1 days back

                                                                    upgrade the lenses in the original vive and you have a headset that is better than the vive pro and almost as good as the index....makes a world of difference!

                                                                    • Paul Grass
                                                                      Paul Grass  1 days back

                                                                      Who said VR was dead in the first place...

                                                                      • Catheriiine
                                                                        Catheriiine  1 days back

                                                                        Why does Linus sound so sad in this video :(

                                                                        • Ashcrack
                                                                          Ashcrack  1 days back

                                                                          Strap on experience

                                                                          • E
                                                                            E  1 days back

                                                                            Vr was never dead

                                                                            • AsHellBored
                                                                              AsHellBored  1 days back

                                                                              Have you tried the new HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset? 2160 x 2160 resolution per eye, 114° field of view

                                                                              • Mshojat
                                                                                Mshojat  1 days back

                                                                                *_HOLY CRAP THAT BOX IS HUGE, WTF?!_*

                                                                                • AlexVids
                                                                                  AlexVids  1 days back

                                                                                  my psvr is awesome. love it.

                                                                                  • scoobysnacks209
                                                                                    scoobysnacks209  1 days back

                                                                                    linus wishes this was "more of a strap on experience"

                                                                                    • Rorschach review
                                                                                      Rorschach review  1 days back

                                                                                      vr was never dead dude

                                                                                      • ChronoXShadow
                                                                                        ChronoXShadow  1 days back

                                                                                        Who cares about the VR set! We wanna see some pussy! By that, I mean that cute kitten furball.

                                                                                        • hatE85
                                                                                          hatE85  1 days back

                                                                                          Did you break it? 😘

                                                                                          • AnOrdinaryMelon
                                                                                            AnOrdinaryMelon  1 days back

                                                                                            $1000 Headset?

                                                                                            Linus: Let’s sit on it

                                                                                            • Ben L
                                                                                              Ben L  1 days back

                                                                                              So if i buy one does it get shipped with a cat aswell? If thats the case im definitely considering it

                                                                                              • Archer
                                                                                                Archer  1 days back

                                                                                                love how you blur the middle finger, but you still play a game where you're decapitating people. lol