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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  4 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...

    • Riley Guy
      Riley Guy  1 days back

      Oculus' headsets also have NO upgrade path which doesn't make them a cost-effective option in the long-run.

    • Trentan Bewley
      Trentan Bewley  2 days back

      @tiggerbiggo Really? That sucks. I've come to the conclusion that I'm gonna save up a grand and get the index. Fuck it

    • tiggerbiggo
      tiggerbiggo  2 days back

      It's not a good headset at all. Not worth shit.

    • Trentan Bewley
      Trentan Bewley  2 days back

      @Ivium okay well thank you, I'll definitely take that into consideration 👍

    • Ivium
      Ivium  2 days back

      Trentan Bewley Index has all those old fashion wires... just like the Rift :/ True vr experience should be wireless that’s why the Quest is the best option ;)
      The Rift only has a few more pixels, it doesn’t really make it better

  • Josh Weinberg
    Josh Weinberg  10 hours back


    • Kevin R
      Kevin R  13 hours back

      Go for a run, bro. You sound like you're like out of breath.

      • Wild Dj Games
        Wild Dj Games  14 hours back

        im watchimg the video in my rift s XD

        • Revvilo
          Revvilo  14 hours back

          "Depending on what you're using your VR for"
          ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
          "If you're okay with people around you being able to hear"
          ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • falxonPSN
            falxonPSN  15 hours back

            I know pet owners get all hot and excited when they see cute pets, but watching them messing up a room and potentially damaging things makes me annoyed.

            • cat 700
              cat 700  17 hours back

              you might want to look at this video to see the things that can happen if they haven't already

              • Derek Page
                Derek Page  21 hours back

                Linus: "This is really going to open up a lot of possibilities..."

                Everyone watching: (yep, giving other people the middle finger in VR)

                Linus: You read my mind

                • t8mer
                  t8mer  1 days back

                  11:59 that's what he said...

                  • VietDragon
                    VietDragon  1 days back

                    on amazon they sell alot LOL

                    • iGamingKing
                      iGamingKing  1 days back

                      Play Boneworls Vr with the Index.

                      • MegamanXGold
                        MegamanXGold  1 days back

                        "at that kind of resolution and refresh rate, you weren't going to be driving it without something that has DisplayPort on it anyway".
                        My laptop is a more powerful gaming PC (GTX1070, i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, NVMe) than my Desktop PC (GTX970, i7-4770K, 8GB RAM, SATA SSD). My laptop only has HDMI 2.0. :'(

                        • VietDragon
                          VietDragon  1 days back

                          at long every VR game work under 1440HZ and work with GTX 1070 videocrd should be good some game dont work because they made for RTX video that why it suck and also not work with all headset
                          that why people dont wana buy anymore VR HeadSet because they cost soo much but not work with all VR game Because they not for GTX 1070 only for RTX 2080 that why it suck VR will die again you will see no software update for it then it over

                          • Steven Bowser
                            Steven Bowser  1 days back

                            You thought VR was "dead"? What?

                            • Uglyprincw
                              Uglyprincw  2 days back

                              17:39 i cannot believe you can actually do this in front of your son, and still have erections at any point in time within the rest of your room-temp IQ life.

                              • Mattstar F
                                Mattstar F  2 days back

                                Good video... I hated the cutey cat hugging bit... made me want to puke like I was wearing a 30hz VR headset!

                                • Caleb Hajek
                                  Caleb Hajek  2 days back


                                  • Prakasa Adnan
                                    Prakasa Adnan  2 days back

                                    If they have heptic feedback. Imagine when you touching boobs.

                                    • Tech And Taffy
                                      Tech And Taffy  2 days back


                                      • NULLSKULL - GAMING
                                        NULLSKULL - GAMING  2 days back

                                        Me watching: yeah I can’t afford that

                                        • ukr4ever
                                          ukr4ever  2 days back

                                          And I was hoping you'll say its $hit! Now I have to get it lol

                                          • Veathen
                                            Veathen  2 days back

                                            See i was planning to buy one in December but that plan was demolished quickly when i looked at the valve index page and saw "Due to recent high demand, this item will ship in January 2020"

                                            • Miguel Ramirez
                                              Miguel Ramirez  3 days back

                                              Shadow !!!

                                              • Joey Lee
                                                Joey Lee  3 days back

                                                3:33 *AWWW* does it come with this cute little cat?

                                                • EasyPixy
                                                  EasyPixy  3 days back

                                                  I cant believe a tech genius like person was retared enough to think vr was dead...

                                                • Zastock
                                                  Zastock  3 days back

                                                  Oh Linus... Im sure there are games for that now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                  • JJ Rhodes
                                                    JJ Rhodes  3 days back

                                                    more of a strap on experience

                                                    • Trentan Bewley
                                                      Trentan Bewley  3 days back

                                                      At the beginning of the video you said this was the first time you unboxed it, but in the middle of the video you said your five year old daughter couldn't play with that headset until you put the memory foam padding in? Caught red-handed

                                                      • Dremico's ART
                                                        Dremico's ART  3 days back

                                                        3:33 lol cat

                                                        • m Minde
                                                          m Minde  3 days back

                                                          Using 980ti.. as your gpu... does not let you feel full immersion of Valve Index.. Linus...

                                                          • PixelPhobiac
                                                            PixelPhobiac  3 days back

                                                            🙀 4:40

                                                            • Paul Schulze
                                                              Paul Schulze  4 days back

                                                              Shooting a zombie in the head with blood spreading everywhere -> no problem
                                                              Showing a virtual middle finger -> needs to be censored

                                                              This world is so crazy

                                                              • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                Youtube algorithm determines this stuff. Kids watch the videos and sometimes the conflicting content will allow the video to be seen by the younger crowd.

                                                            • Stampli
                                                              Stampli  4 days back

                                                              Linus should try boneworks with this

                                                              • Ivium
                                                                Ivium  4 days back

                                                                Don't make the mistake to buy a Rift S instead of a Quest you will regret it

                                                                • Ivium
                                                                  Ivium  2 days back

                                                                  @EVOLICIOUS The point is: Quest is future-oriented while Rift S will be obsolete soon.

                                                                • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                  EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                  Rift S is far better than the Quest, fyi. Quest has to heavily compress the streamed data over usb3, so the image looks pretty bad. If oyu have a gaming PC and want to play VR, get a PC-VR kit. Quest is best on it's own of a gameboy-like device.

                                                              • Fatal
                                                                Fatal  4 days back

                                                                This requires a PC? Well then, Oculus Quest for $400 here I come.

                                                                • Michael Johnson
                                                                  Michael Johnson  2 days back

                                                                  I just bought the quest and i have absolutely loved it as a stand alone all in one wireless experience. Just today i had 7 different adults ranging from age 26-47 play it and they were all blown away. They played it until the battery died 4 times today alone. It's a damn good investment with the best stand alone app store.

                                                                • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                  EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                  Better to get a Rift S if you plan on playing PC-VR games

                                                              • BigTyme420
                                                                BigTyme420  4 days back

                                                                "If I Fitz, I Sitz"

                                                                • Max Stovall
                                                                  Max Stovall  4 days back

                                                                  Test out boneworks, the game takes huge advantage of the valve index and has a crazy engine

                                                                  • Dick Kickem
                                                                    Dick Kickem  4 days back


                                                                    • Wacky Parsons
                                                                      Wacky Parsons  5 days back

                                                                      age of empires 2 vr

                                                                      • User
                                                                        User  5 days back

                                                                        Not wireless, booo 👎

                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                          Valve will have a wireless adapter coming out for Index next year.
                                                                          FYI, not everyone can use 60ghz. It requires a top-shelf CPU to run due to the bandwidth and ultra-low latency it needs. It's also an expensive technology. The Vive 60ghz wireless adapter is $300.

                                                                      • Zyon
                                                                        Zyon  5 days back

                                                                        10:07 "a lot of fascinating possibilities".... Me: *MIddle finger*

                                                                        • Marceleyyy
                                                                          Marceleyyy  5 days back

                                                                          "honestly its a bit of a mix feeling comfort wise" there are literally huge foam bumbers strapped onto every part of the plastic what more comfort do you want

                                                                          • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                            EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                            The Index is heavy, but the weight is distributed very well. I agree, I would also want it to be lighter, but with the tech it has, it's not easy to do, and make it affordable in the end. For now, it's the most comfortable HMD money can buy and it's hard to believe anyone would have an issue with comfort over countless hours.

                                                                        • WadelDee
                                                                          WadelDee  5 days back

                                                                          Is it really necessary to censor every single instance of 🖕?

                                                                          • Firestar 3x
                                                                            Firestar 3x  5 days back

                                                                            You can pair both the meat handle and index controllers in the same setup.

                                                                            • milo20060
                                                                              milo20060  5 days back

                                                                              Will probably get when I make my new pc next year summer or something.

                                                                              Worked and saved a bit for big upgrade :)

                                                                              • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                                Better hurry, Boneworks comes out tomorrow!

                                                                            • Super Intendent Chalmers

                                                                              Too bad it wasn't dead. This is just too far in video games taken to a absurd level. People look like fucking idiots in those things and it is brimgimg people deep into isolation.

                                                                              • Edgarv68
                                                                                Edgarv68  5 days back

                                                                                il wait 5 more years.

                                                                                • Gameboy
                                                                                  Gameboy  6 days back

                                                                                  How to determine whether or not something is dead: the linus test