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...

    • Ivium
      Ivium  10 hours back

      @sintrix2020 Quest the actually the best VR headset available ;)

    • sintrix2020
      sintrix2020  11 hours back

      @Ivium sureee it will. Quest sucks.

    • Riley Guy
      Riley Guy  2 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  3 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

  • Sean Bloch
    Sean Bloch  8 hours back

    someone needs to make pet collars that make your pets show up in your vr space while playing

    • Peter Siri
      Peter Siri  11 hours back


      • Ionut Macinoi
        Ionut Macinoi  11 hours back

        Who stayed for the Finger... And after?

        • Am4gedon
          Am4gedon  15 hours back

          "Only a 980 Ti" only...

          • Josh Weinberg
            Josh Weinberg  1 days back


            • Kevin R
              Kevin R  1 days back

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

              • Wild Dj Games
                Wild Dj Games  1 days back

                im watchimg the video in my rift s XD

                • Revvilo
                  Revvilo  1 days 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  1 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                          • VietDragon
                            VietDragon  2 days back

                            on amazon they sell alot LOL

                            • iGamingKing
                              iGamingKing  2 days back

                              Play Boneworls Vr with the Index.

                              • MegamanXGold
                                MegamanXGold  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 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  3 days back


                                          • Prakasa Adnan
                                            Prakasa Adnan  3 days back

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

                                            • Tech And Taffy
                                              Tech And Taffy  3 days back


                                              • NULLSKULL - GAMING
                                                NULLSKULL - GAMING  3 days back

                                                Me watching: yeah I can’t afford that

                                                • ukr4ever
                                                  ukr4ever  3 days back

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

                                                  • Veathen
                                                    Veathen  3 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  4 days back

                                                            more of a strap on experience

                                                            • Trentan Bewley
                                                              Trentan Bewley  4 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  4 days back

                                                                3:33 lol cat

                                                                • m Minde
                                                                  m Minde  4 days back

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

                                                                  • PixelPhobiac
                                                                    PixelPhobiac  4 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  4 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  5 days back

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

                                                                        • Ivium
                                                                          Ivium  3 days back

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

                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  4 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  5 days back

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

                                                                        • Michael Johnson
                                                                          Michael Johnson  3 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  4 days back

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

                                                                      • BigTyme420
                                                                        BigTyme420  5 days back

                                                                        "If I Fitz, I Sitz"

                                                                        • Max Stovall
                                                                          Max Stovall  5 days back

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

                                                                          • Dick Kickem
                                                                            Dick Kickem  5 days back


                                                                            • Wacky Parsons
                                                                              Wacky Parsons  6 days back

                                                                              age of empires 2 vr

                                                                              • User
                                                                                User  6 days back

                                                                                Not wireless, booo 👎

                                                                                • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                  EVOLICIOUS  4 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  6 days back

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

                                                                                • Marceleyyy
                                                                                  Marceleyyy  6 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  4 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  6 days back

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

                                                                                  • Firestar 3x
                                                                                    Firestar 3x  6 days back

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