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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  1 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...

    • CrazyCajun J
      CrazyCajun J  1 days back

      Phillipe Nope.... He did not mention it for a reason lol

    • Space Alligator
      Space Alligator  3 days back

      Rift S has NO IPD ADJUSTMENT. >:(

      literally had to return mine.

    • Masterpj555
      Masterpj555  4 days back

      the camera inside out tracking sucks compared to laser tracking.

    • fadly A. Rahman
      fadly A. Rahman  7 days back

      Only sheltered rich kid detached from the outside world complain about Rift S. For me, Rift S is a first proper PC VR headset with a price within reach of most consumers (me one of them). When Rift S and Quest came out, i praised to god for full five minutes. I've had it with phone VR at that point. Now I'm a proud owner of Oculus Quest. I had to imported it from US because it's not available in my country. But boy was it a great headset for it's price. I'm sure Index is better. But I settled for affordable and good rather than better.

    • HotPoppinCosmoBeamer
      HotPoppinCosmoBeamer  1 weeks back

      Blah, to hell with Oculus and their anti-consumer BS.

      I've been an Oculus guy since the start, but I will never buy another Oculus product again!

  • Kv GN
    Kv GN  3 hours back

    I see Switch & Wii U

    • EluciaDeLuteIma
      EluciaDeLuteIma  16 hours back

      12:52 10/10 cat moment.

      • Alex Kumlin
        Alex Kumlin  18 hours back

        at 13:07 ATTACK

        • Abcde fghij
          Abcde fghij  19 hours back

          17:38 Your son picked his nose and then ate the booger. He thought he was slick but he wasn't.

          • vrAddict
            vrAddict  19 hours back

            I like how he censores the Middlefinger but not the bloody gladiator game

            • Garrett Patterson
              Garrett Patterson  1 days back

              You sound exactly like the guy I play PokerStarsVr with..... crazy

              • It's Omega
                It's Omega  1 days back

                Whole individual finger controls. ( ͡◉ ͜ ʖ ͡◉)

                • It's Omega
                  It's Omega  1 days back


                  • Greenskate7
                    Greenskate7  1 days back

                    What about the quest you should do try that I love my quest it isn’t a index but I got a bad pc and it’s a good standalone headset

                    • John Wiggins
                      John Wiggins  1 days back

                      I love the way your cat was just chillin in the box like, Hey put that lid back on dude lol

                      • Harry Baskets
                        Harry Baskets  1 days back

                        12:47 😻

                        • CrazyCajun J
                          CrazyCajun J  1 days back

                          Was the Index Cat extra charge?

                          • Ben Goldwerger
                            Ben Goldwerger  2 days back

                            3:32 i've seen this video 3 times and haven't noticed that cat wtf is wrong with me?????????????

                            • OniMau619
                              OniMau619  2 days back

                              7:40 Well shoot. And here I was hoping to upgrade to the index but my laptop doesn't have a displayport.

                              • Yus 18
                                Yus 18  2 days back

                                When u wanna flex but not seem like it so you put ugly couches so u seem broke aswell

                                • STEREO Freq
                                  STEREO Freq  2 days back

                                  Index is just as crap as vive or oculus

                                  • Mario versatile
                                    Mario versatile  2 days back

                                    Is cat included to headset?

                                    • Jukka Muhonen
                                      Jukka Muhonen  2 days back

                                      Basically index is Vive Pro with better controllers, last time you said Vive Pro is shit 😂

                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                        EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                        @Jukka Muhonen you have zero clue what you are talking about

                                      • Jukka Muhonen
                                        Jukka Muhonen  2 days back

                                        And Vive Pro was published year ago, Price was couple hundred More than index, year ago. Biggest issue was Price. Now index follows same pricing and it's amazing.

                                    • hamad1027
                                      hamad1027  2 days back

                                      22:15 the price

                                      • hamad1027
                                        hamad1027  2 days back

                                        15:08 look at headset reflection

                                        • Ioan Bristow
                                          Ioan Bristow  2 days back

                                          Good review and you have my exact same tv! I love that LG 65" I have the orginal vive and still love it but might upgrade soon probably the valve if I win the lottery

                                          • adam heeley
                                            adam heeley  2 days back

                                            I am not going to purchase any VR stuff for at least another 5 years. I don't think we are anywhere close to an actual VR experience at this point.

                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                              EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                              You couldn't be more wrong, VR is here, it's been good for YEARS. Stop being a bitch and go out and actually try it.

                                          • nccrawford
                                            nccrawford  2 days back

                                            12:00 I cannot believe that I live in a world that "straight" grown men have earings and wish for a strap-on experience in their play area...

                                            • jawndoekck
                                              jawndoekck  3 days back

                                              "I wish it was more of a strap-on experience." Well we now know what Linus really wants from his wife.

                                              • The Transducer
                                                The Transducer  3 days back

                                                Ha, my cat does the same thing!

                                                • Kanbei Water
                                                  Kanbei Water  3 days back


                                                  • Sylvano Tumelero
                                                    Sylvano Tumelero  3 days back

                                                    Would this be a good choice as a first VR headset?

                                                    • Sylvano Tumelero
                                                      Sylvano Tumelero  1 days back

                                                      @EVOLICIOUS Intel i7 - 4790. Maybe I'll get a new graphic card. Cpu wise that should be fine, no? Maybe it's time for an upgrade.

                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                      EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                      @Sylvano Tumelero yea, that is not going to cut it, also, the CPU is slightly more important than the GPU when it comes to VR. Best to start with the Rift S. Index is a different animal on a whole other level.

                                                    • Sylvano Tumelero
                                                      Sylvano Tumelero  2 days back

                                                      @Hellas_xD Well, my graphics are maybe at the lower limit. I use a gtx 980. The rest is/should be fine.

                                                    • Hellas_xD
                                                      Hellas_xD  2 days back

                                                      Sylvano Tumelero If you got a good enough pc and the money then yes

                                                  • Keithz100
                                                    Keithz100  4 days back

                                                    omg you get a cat too im buying one right now LOL

                                                    • Ninya
                                                      Ninya  4 days back

                                                      im getting an Oculus Rift S soon,i have heard they are anti-pc,but its cheap,and the best option for me right now. this looks incredible though,i cannot wait to make videos on videos with vr capabilities!

                                                      • Tom Kazansky
                                                        Tom Kazansky  4 days back

                                                        I just want to know what the FoV range is.... literally no one on the internet is giving a range.

                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                          EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                          Because it defends on the face. Most people will get around 110-130 FOV.

                                                      • crfrider450
                                                        crfrider450  4 days back

                                                        Not available in Aus either. Who knows whether or not we will get it at all

                                                        • crfrider450
                                                          crfrider450  20 hours back

                                                          @EVOLICIOUS possibility to buy ebay or something internationally?

                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                          EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                          Never, Valve does not ship products to all countries, only a select few.

                                                      • Tom Kazansky
                                                        Tom Kazansky  4 days back

                                                        I dont know why you keep saying vr is dead, I literally only play games in vr, aside from hoi4.

                                                        My main jam is DCS and IL2. I literally cannot play them without VR, like it is spoiled me for life.

                                                        • Greenskate7
                                                          Greenskate7  1 days back

                                                          Tom Kazansky yeah also with the quest coming out, the great community has grown millions and every game on quest is getting sales. Vr is definitely not dead

                                                      • Daniel Kleimenovas
                                                        Daniel Kleimenovas  4 days back

                                                        Vive index woah. I know he realised that he said that lol

                                                        • Masterpj555
                                                          Masterpj555  4 days back

                                                          the zones for fingers calibrate themselves.. its self learning.. you didn't play any proper valve knuckles titles for a very fair review if I'm honest.
                                                          The strap is way more superior.

                                                          • JokeRGBlazE
                                                            JokeRGBlazE  4 days back

                                                            Children aren't done developing their inner ear depth perception or equilibrium in balance until the age of 13 14ish, and Linus is letting his five-year-old go into VR and risk permanently damaging what makes normal humans function... parents of the year. Every time I play a VR social game and there's little children screaming I'll think of Linus now

                                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                                              EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                              lol, you have no idea how the human body works, do you? Get an education because the garbage shit you just spewed out is not even remotely scientifically correct.

                                                          • NPC 99845
                                                            NPC 99845  4 days back

                                                            He likes a good strap on experienece...

                                                            • Petrolhead
                                                              Petrolhead  4 days back

                                                              Fab cat and typical, they just love boxes

                                                              • NPC 99845
                                                                NPC 99845  4 days back

                                                                Lighthouses schmitehouses.

                                                                • TheMightyKinkle
                                                                  TheMightyKinkle  4 days back

                                                                  Why are you standing on the church roof in your wedding photo?

                                                                  • inkling 2114
                                                                    inkling 2114  4 days back

                                                                    8:15 linus has a Wii u

                                                                    • Geno Damato
                                                                      Geno Damato  4 days back


                                                                      • Jordan Bowes
                                                                        Jordan Bowes  4 days back

                                                                        Get rid of the cats haha

                                                                        • cameron gale
                                                                          cameron gale  5 days back

                                                                          i was looking into the pimax 8k. I really hate the resolution of the original vive, so clearity wise witch it better? Valve Index or pimax 8k?

                                                                          • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                            EVOLICIOUS  2 days back

                                                                            lol, Index obviously. Pimax is chinese knock-off VR trash.

                                                                          • Masterpj555
                                                                            Masterpj555  4 days back


                                                                        • ForbidenProdigy
                                                                          ForbidenProdigy  5 days back

                                                                          Just a heads up for people wanting to buy this. Don't click the link in the description to Amazon. They charge $1,299 when you could just go on Steam and buy it from there for only $999.

                                                                          • HumorDash
                                                                            HumorDash  5 days back

                                                                            is that a custom avatar

                                                                            • Jono Bennett
                                                                              Jono Bennett  5 days back

                                                                              Cats are the worst. They're just obnoxious snakes with fur.

                                                                              • SwishTango
                                                                                SwishTango  5 days back

                                                                                Mine didn’t come with a cat... I’m thinking of returning it