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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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    We had almost completely lost faith in the progress of consumer VR products... until the Valve Index arrived at our office.

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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  5 days 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...

    • hydzior
      hydzior  12 hours back

      With fixed ipd. Not for everyone.

    • Gopnik Keikei
      Gopnik Keikei  13 hours back

      Oculus Rift S is a solid NO, at least with my experience, maybe cuz I play Expert+++ Beat Saber levels lol

      HAZZARD  1 days back

      VR is a waste of money and will never be a thing.

    • im the derpy
      im the derpy  1 days back

      @Linus Tech Tips they will send it soon once they see this video

    • Logan Wightman
      Logan Wightman  2 days back

      @FlyingFree333 Are you fucking kidding me?? Oculus is one of the only things keeping the VR industry afloat with their Rift S and Quest allowing people to have a seamless VR experience for less than half the price of Valve's offering. Am I saying that valve is charging too much? Absolutely not, but Oculus is the only one keeping the market competitive.

  • Z/dos
    Z/dos  2 minutes back

    "Depending on what your doing in VR" ;)

    • duked19
      duked19  11 minutes back

      Hmmm... at 3:43 the frunk suddenly and magically disappears for a few secs. =0

      • duked19
        duked19  25 minutes back

        During the past years, you should have upgraded your Vive with Deluxe Audio Strap, Wireless adapter and joystick addon for the Vive wands. Such a difference. Vive is (unfortumately) still one of the best VR-headsets out there thanks to the blacks, brightness, binocular overlap, Hz, games, tracking, and decent FOV. (duked's tech tips)

        • Virjoinga
          Virjoinga  57 minutes back

          I wish I could afford this, at least I have my Oculus Rift CV1 for the meantime :D

          • Null Null
            Null Null  2 hours back

            Mouse cursor on screen, duh

            • General Obi-Wan Kenobi
              General Obi-Wan Kenobi  3 hours back

              Literally no one was saying VR was dead.

              • SpiderUsman1254
                SpiderUsman1254  3 hours back

                What about the Oculus Quest?

                • Everett Ward
                  Everett Ward  5 hours back

                  The cat in the box.... was alive.

                  • loktar
                    loktar  6 hours back

                    Great review, but as an owner of the Vive/Rift the only way I'm upgrading is for wireless at this point. That's the real game changer.

                    • Wry
                      Wry  6 hours back

                      I don't believe GORN has proper full finger tracking support yet, it has preset combinations of buttons that represent a few hand expressions as you saw. Please find a proper game or maybe even a tech demo to show off the controllers.

                      • pokeface119
                        pokeface119  6 hours back

                        I liked the Dell Mixed Reality, despite what "Reviewers" say, it was a LOT sturdier than it seems and over 2 years of punching walls full force over and over again it still hasn't broke xD
                        (I also like how it has no limits on play space and you don't need to set it up like other VR sets, as well as liking the 300$ price tag on Newegg making it probably the cheapest 6 dimensional headset with controllers. The display is fantastic as well.)

                        • Alex Flockhart
                          Alex Flockhart  6 hours back

                          They are still using fresnel lenses? I'd much rather have clearer picture and a bit more weight

                          • STOPYOURCLICKBAIT Bruh
                            STOPYOURCLICKBAIT Bruh  6 hours back

                            Lmao got a quest cause I don’t have a $ 2000
                            Pc lmao

                            • Mexican Mario
                              Mexican Mario  6 hours back

                              so can you play piano with these controllers

                              • Joe Dirt
                                Joe Dirt  7 hours back

                                Had the Index and loved it and its for sure the better HMD but the controllers are overrated and the "finger tracking" is analog and feels as such so might as well have physical buttons for each finger, prob would be more accurate to use.
                                I sent my Index back because my PDI is like 2 points wider then their max plus its def not worth $1000, maybe $700 max and the lack of content for it, VR in general. 5 years maybe VR will be gold with better pc's and better displays and true VR content, ill try VR again.

                                • KrazyKrzysztof
                                  KrazyKrzysztof  7 hours back

                                  vr games are pretty shit but pron must be amazing on this beast

                                  • Rustley
                                    Rustley  9 hours back

                                    Yeah yeah yeah, we get it, 1000 dollar valve index it's real cool and all... But where's the Oculus quest coverage? 400 dollars, no PC or phone or console needed, it's all in the headset already, no baystations or cameras needed, really good inside out tracking that's 1000x better than WMR tracking, there's some really nice rift ports on it, what about that?

                                    • Gucci
                                      Gucci  9 hours back

                                      Linus been hitting the gym?

                                      • fNatyk
                                        fNatyk  9 hours back

                                        11:59 Great sound bite..

                                        • fNatyk
                                          fNatyk  9 hours back

                                          HIDE THE CAT! Alinity is on her way!

                                          • Hüseyin Arslan
                                            Hüseyin Arslan  10 hours back

                                            120 Hertz test without a real FPS like Pavlov

                                            • MrBizaaro
                                              MrBizaaro  10 hours back

                                              When can we reliably play games like GTA 5, COD in VR ? 5 years ?

                                              • Kenneth Donnelly
                                                Kenneth Donnelly  11 hours back

                                       cat does the same thing with my tv and pc

                                                • Jarrett Kushner
                                                  Jarrett Kushner  12 hours back

                                                  Why does he need so many things in his pockets

                                                  • Daniel Becker
                                                    Daniel Becker  13 hours back

                                                    Hey Linus! Could you do a video on No Man’s Sky VR! It’s my favorite game even though I’m having stuttering issues. Maybe you can solve why some get it running fine while others don’t on similar setups. I’m on Rift S, 16gb, gtx1080ti, i5 6600k, all water cooled. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 😁👍

                                                    • Demoin Mokratie
                                                      Demoin Mokratie  13 hours back

                                                      19:43 he aims exactly at the camera

                                                      • Michael Pattison
                                                        Michael Pattison  13 hours back

                                                        I'm still waiting for iris tracking in a VR headset before I upgrade. Having accurate depth of field will help a lot with motion sickness and headaches.

                                                        • DJH316007
                                                          DJH316007  13 hours back

                                                          Do they all come with a kitten included?

                                                          • Asher Grossman
                                                            Asher Grossman  13 hours back

                                                            Are you going to try the quest?

                                                            • josh6499
                                                              josh6499  14 hours back

                                                              That title... Shame.

                                                              • Ten8yp
                                                                Ten8yp  14 hours back

                                                                Nope... its definitely dead. Was Dead on Arrival... several times.

                                                                • Sneakybreeki
                                                                  Sneakybreeki  15 hours back

                                                                  I didn't ever think I needed to see Linus playing Beat Saber until now lmao.

                                                                  • The Editor AMVs
                                                                    The Editor AMVs  15 hours back

                                                                    3:32 And... there's a cat.

                                                                    • Fouren Fouren
                                                                      Fouren Fouren  16 hours back

                                                                      It would be cool if they made a glove who can act like hands in the game. Talking about dust tho, you do need to clean your house just saying altho i can imagine that it's so hard to clean a house that big.

                                                                      • Playn Vanilla
                                                                        Playn Vanilla  16 hours back

                                                                        "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience..." - Linus Sebastian 2019 (#iheartlinus)

                                                                        • Clanner Jake
                                                                          Clanner Jake  16 hours back

                                                                          i wish valve gave me free stuff cause i was a failed bieber clone.

                                                                          • Last Requiem
                                                                            Last Requiem  16 hours back

                                                                            According to his roast, linus likes the "strap-on experience" 😉

                                                                            • Shadow747
                                                                              Shadow747  17 hours back

                                                                              Wait what? when did it even die

                                                                              • deliriumDrew_PSVR #thegamecat

                                                                                Oh fucking GAWD what a horrible clickbait VR ain’t dead title. VR games have gotten better every fucking month. Take a look at what Sony has done with their underpowered PC. #exclusively awesome. Best place for VR multiplayer. I know PC players that have like 5 VR friends. I got over 100 VR friends on PSN

                                                                                • Confused Raccoon
                                                                                  Confused Raccoon  17 hours back

                                                                                  How is it for seated stuff like Elite, Truck sims, project cars, dirt or other sims?

                                                                                  • Gliffy
                                                                                    Gliffy  17 hours back

                                                                                    Isnt VR really bad for kids?

                                                                                    • James Blaine
                                                                                      James Blaine  17 hours back

                                                                                      So do I get an adorable kitty with mine when I unbox it to :D

                                                                                      • Somiaz
                                                                                        Somiaz  18 hours back

                                                                                        Was the cat included with product? Including shipping? 🤔

                                                                                        • Steve Stid
                                                                                          Steve Stid  18 hours back

                                                                                          He wishes it was a bit more of a strapon experience. Linus and pegging LOL

                                                                                          • taelok
                                                                                            taelok  19 hours back

                                                                                            15:22 hey there, cameraman!

                                                                                            • Jeff G
                                                                                              Jeff G  19 hours back

                                                                                              I've had the Gear VR for my Note 4 and Note 8, I currently have the PSVR, an Oculus Go, a Vive Focus, a Samsung Odyssey, the original Vive and just upgraded to the Vive Pro. Comparing the newest system out there to the first gen Vive leaves a ton of systems between the two out of the picture. I get excited when I see a new VR come out, I got the Samsung because of the upgrade in resolution to the original Vive. I'm honestly wondering if this is a big enough upgrade to ditch the Vive Pro for.

                                                                                              • HiddenHippo TTV
                                                                                                HiddenHippo TTV  19 hours back

                                                                                                that was 1 sophisticated test, thanks loved it :-) ur mission impossible cat in the background also,, umm dont think kittens r the best idea when ur a full on techy, mind u ur routing of cables etc is supperb, kittens would die in my bedroom my cablings so bad, i trip over the main 1 almost everyday, do need some of those sticky things i saw u brought in previous singapore video, gonna get on ebay, amazon :-D