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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  5 months 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...

    • Gamer Prestige
      Gamer Prestige  10 hours back

      LOCURA! Lmao A joke said 5 months ago about other cheap VR units are for peasants. Fine I take it back lol. Now VR contact lens are king and any other trash head units are for peasants like you.

    • LOCURA!
      LOCURA!  11 hours back

      @Gamer Prestige people like you are why the VR community fails. You are trying to divide two different headset owners that all have love for VR but why? shame on you.

    • LOCURA!
      LOCURA!  11 hours back

      @FlyingFree333 you have nothing to back up this statement. my quest is AMAZING

    • Pixel_
      Pixel_  4 days back

      I still have the rift cv1... but i love it so i wonder what the index or S would be like😍

    • James -
      James -  2 weeks back

      Kamel so it should be for the price

  • Spino Gaming
    Spino Gaming  3 hours back

    3:32 Ah i see the Valve Index comes with a Cat. Interesting

    • SENJU
      SENJU  9 hours back

      and ups the box and a cat appears!!! LOL

        TCMOREIRA  13 hours back

        (3:32) Is the Kitty included in all versions of the set?

        • Michael Paulsen
          Michael Paulsen  15 hours back

          4:42 Did he say smell accessory?!

          • Alexander Fields
            Alexander Fields  17 hours back

            kitty! more vr content sir!

            • Guillermo Ortiz
              Guillermo Ortiz  17 hours back

              22:18 Who's operating the camera?

              • David Karlsson
                David Karlsson  20 hours back


                • GG GG
                  GG GG  23 hours back

                  Actually.. let's talk about the cat in the box lol! 🤣

                  • MP
                    MP  1 days back

                    3:33 typical cat move

                    • Friedrich Wilhelm
                      Friedrich Wilhelm  2 days back

                      i expect the answer to be no but will this all run with a gtx 1060?

                      • Zero001 LP
                        Zero001 LP  10 hours back

                        I think it will, but not perfectly.

                    • adamklam1
                      adamklam1  2 days back

                      3:33 Finally a Pre-order perk I'd actually want.

                      • Derek Gowans
                        Derek Gowans  2 days back

                        Did the cat say help

                        • PratyushGaming
                          PratyushGaming  2 days back

                          I waited for decades and got Valve Index and Half-Life: Alyx...who thought it would be Portal 3 or Half-Life 3?

                          • High Ground Zero Tolerance

                            By far the best review ive watched!

                            • Ka KAKAKAMILLLO
                              Ka KAKAKAMILLLO  3 days back

                              I think vr is boring if you don't have your own room where nobody disturbs you otherwise you don't even have time to play parents want to watch TV BTW

                              to play you need lot of money for equipment and games

                              • Ka KAKAKAMILLLO
                                Ka KAKAKAMILLLO  20 hours back

                                @Zero001 LP or "KAT loco"

                              • Zero001 LP
                                Zero001 LP  20 hours back

                                @Ka KAKAKAMILLLO Well, you should have been prepared to do so then.

                              • Ka KAKAKAMILLLO
                                Ka KAKAKAMILLLO  20 hours back

                                ​@Zero001 LP I have enough space but I need to rearrange the furniture something like "Cyberith Virtualizer"

                              • Zero001 LP
                                Zero001 LP  21 hours back

                                @Ka KAKAKAMILLLO Why should they reduce the game zone? It's the games that set this, it is very clearly stated with "seated play", "standing play" and "roomscale play". It's you just being a dumbass not paying attention to warnings and checking everything before buying.

                              • Ka KAKAKAMILLLO
                                Ka KAKAKAMILLLO  21 hours back

                                @jarrod1937 I'm not happy because I got bored vr there is nothing to do for it would pay off to put on a head set. I can start the VRchat pc version

                                other games on vr are short 1-3-5h

                                I have too small a room to play when I want to and I rarely do it because you have to move the furniture

                                Vive should reduce the game zone

                            • Kevin VH
                              Kevin VH  3 days back

                              Dude I love your videos and the sponsorships you take on but come on the valve bs is over priced and the rift s has it beat hands down. Must be nice to get review copy's of items. without having to spend all the money just to get the company more sales. But then again you get a kick back from that which im not mad about but I honestly do feel like this is soooooooooo bias its sickening just because they sponsored your video your gonna speak great about this product give me an effing break.

                              • Mahoxy
                                Mahoxy  1 hours back

                                This video wasn't sponsored by valve you spaz seems like you're the bias one here...

                              • jarrod1937
                                jarrod1937  22 hours back

                                I am not sure if you can call someone out for being biased when product A is twice as expensive as product B, yet is superior in nearly all stats (pretty much all except price). A is the index, B is the Rift S. Refresh rate up to 144Hz versus 80Hz (and yes it matters, I get sick somewhat even at 90Hz). The resolution is a lot higher on the Index (25% higher), and even with the lowered SDE from their optics, it'll still suffer actual resolution issues in game. Audio is better on the Index (based on all reviews I've ever seen) than on the Rift S. While the camera based tracking looks to have been vastly improved, the lighthouse/base station tracking still proves superior, but admittedly the performance gap is getting pretty small now. With that said, there are merits to both purchases and you should purchase the one you feel is the best for your requirements and budget. To some, like me, the Index is a better purchase, purely from the raw specifications that are better on the Index over the Rift S. Even better is I had a OG Vive, so in theory I would only have had to spend an extra $350 for the Index since the base stations are compatible (I got the full set anyways, may resell my whole Vive setup).

                            • 1968 Ford Mustang California Special

                              Can’t focus, the cat is in the box

                              • AboveAverage Sir
                                AboveAverage Sir  3 days back

                                Remove the Shadow. Who likes cats anymore? 😂

                                • Chuloferso
                                  Chuloferso  4 days back

                                  Nah i pass. Dont want to look like an idiot playing.

                                  • Zero001 LP
                                    Zero001 LP  1 days back

                                    Then just close yourself in your room.

                                • Callum Hurley
                                  Callum Hurley  4 days back

                                  Linus: VR is dead

                                  Linus (with Index): Woah 144Hz?! VR isn't dead at all it's alive and well thank god for 144Hz that was the only barrier

                                  • gammy gaming
                                    gammy gaming  4 days back

                                    Vr was never dead

                                    • Immunogoblin
                                      Immunogoblin  4 days back

                                      you named your black cat shadow?...

                                      • Atomic Skull
                                        Atomic Skull  4 days back

                                        12:01 strap on experience ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                        • Ed Wilson
                                          Ed Wilson  4 days back

                                          Can anyone tell me if the game and / or the Valve Index will support a true left handed mode? Was this tested by any lefties inside or outside Valve? Before I drop $3k on an Index and a serious PC upgrade I need to get a concrete answer to this. The Index controllers look asymmetrical / side specific which is fine from an ergonomic stand point BUT can I flip controller sides in the support software or the game?

                                          • jarrod1937
                                            jarrod1937  22 hours back

                                            My dad is left handed and it's more of a game/software question. Depends if the particular game you want to play supports it or now. The controllers themselves are symmetrical, so it's more of a matter of if the game supports swapping which hand is the dominant one. Though, in some games my dad was able to adjust easily enough even without any left/right hand options. So, the best I can say is research what games you're interested in playing and make sure, though in general a lot of games have it as a standard option, it's just not guaranteed to exist.

                                        • OOF Gaming
                                          OOF Gaming  4 days back

                                          I came here for the video stayed because the cat

                                          • Slick Robot
                                            Slick Robot  4 days back

                                            Getting this in 2 weeks for my 2080ti build I cant wait

                                            • Brunswick Eagle
                                              Brunswick Eagle  5 days back

                                              *Blurs out middle finger*
                                              *Doesn't blur out second middle finger*

                                              • Anders Howmann
                                                Anders Howmann  5 days back

                                                Anybody else notice the cat fortress just off screen?

                                                • DashingCruz
                                                  DashingCruz  5 days back

                                                  That's it, I'm getting one, i don't need new glasses or a phone anyway

                                                  • Mike Pagniello Renfrey

                                                    your son is watching you (lmao)

                                                    • Nin-_-Droid
                                                      Nin-_-Droid  5 days back

                                                      Excuse me in box... confusion

                                                      • Smrungy
                                                        Smrungy  5 days back

                                                        i got a pulseway ad with linus in it LOL

                                                        • Bokʘv_ gaming
                                                          Bokʘv_ gaming  5 days back

                                                          The quest its the best

                                                          • Vike1
                                                            Vike1  5 days back

                                                            12:02 wait what?

                                                            • Major Zero
                                                              Major Zero  6 days back

                                                              if any cat did that at my place. that cat would be a lady purse the same day

                                                              • Liase8
                                                                Liase8  6 days back

                                                                I GOT A AD WITH YOU IN IT WHEN I WAS ABOUT TO WATCH THIS VIDEO!

                                                                • artist 674
                                                                  artist 674  7 days back

                                                                  3:33 is that the cat barney an kleiner were talking about?

                                                                  • The Gameing room
                                                                    The Gameing room  7 days back

                                                                    it seems in every unboxing video in your living room the cat is always getting in the way so cute

                                                                    • SappyJupiter37
                                                                      SappyJupiter37  1 weeks back

                                                                      I couldn’t tell if the title and thumbnail were sarcastic or not.

                                                                      • SappyJupiter37
                                                                        SappyJupiter37  1 weeks back

                                                                        I’d buy it just for the cat.

                                                                        • good memexd
                                                                          good memexd  1 weeks back

                                                                          That cat really be vibin

                                                                          • Jim Beam
                                                                            Jim Beam  1 weeks back

                                                                            I fricking love that cat. More cat!

                                                                            • Diana Chan
                                                                              Diana Chan  1 weeks back

                                                                              whats dead is my wallet rn.

                                                                              • Judess 69er
                                                                                Judess 69er  1 weeks back

                                                                                11:59 pfftlol XD

                                                                                • Rogue Cheddar
                                                                                  Rogue Cheddar  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Other than the weird middle finger to clench...(fade to black)

                                                                                  • JavonDGreen
                                                                                    JavonDGreen  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Definitely not a first time ever unboxing. Maybe I missed the sarcasm. 🤷🏾‍♂️ 7:00 and 11:48 makes Linus’s comments at 10:20 laughable. I get it though. Get it in have fun with it and review later as if it’s the first time.

                                                                                    • its meeeeeeeeeeeeeee
                                                                                      its meeeeeeeeeeeeeee  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I have the first htc Vive and I can’t justify the upgrade until more good games come out for vr there is a lot of ok games and only a few actual good one. I’m hoping the valve index pushes the car market forward and gives us more great car games