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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 179

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  1 weeks 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...

    • everoblivion2005
      everoblivion2005  26 minutes back

      The Rift S doesn't have room sensing motion, right? Like I cannot walk 10 feet forward and have that translate into the game right? Or am I wrong here, I've been holding out, saving for an Index specifically for this purpose. I've tried the PSVR and the Vive, and the Vive's ability for me to walk across a space, bend over an pick something up, or side step behind cover completely blew the stationary experience out of the water. But maybe I'm mis-understanding the capabilities of inside-out tracking.

    • S. Anonyme
      S. Anonyme  2 hours back

      @Elaf Khan That is not a PC game headset, you can play only VR games in the Oculus shop (Which can be largely enough I don't discuss that).

    • Norman Jutras
      Norman Jutras  3 hours back

      Love the rift, and is no way dead. Linus probably gets motion sickness

    • Jack Davis-Sills
      Jack Davis-Sills  7 hours back

      @EleMenTfiNi Sounds like Apple/Samsung with headphone jacks etc. lol

    • zakblue
      zakblue  8 hours back

      loving my rift s for a month now, comfy af I never 'feel' like I have to take it off - and that's wearing glasses inside too.

  • Tom Cullen
    Tom Cullen  16 minutes back

    BRO, of course your cat's called shadow

    • Oxford Electronics
      Oxford Electronics  19 minutes back

      Strap on experience….deep in the hole there....using middle finger...only doing what daddy told you to...

      • Nephanor
        Nephanor  19 minutes back

        Hey dude, any chance of getting this in Canada? Because Amazon.ca doesn't have it

        • DogTheBoss
          DogTheBoss  31 minutes back

          And here I am with a shitty WMR headset

          • Tomer abitbul eizen
            Tomer abitbul eizen  40 minutes back

            It comes with a cute kitty worth it even if it doesnt work

            • Psychonaut Gamer
              Psychonaut Gamer  41 minutes back

              "I still do wish that this was more of a strap-on experience" That's what she said. Is that still a thing?

              • Psychonaut Gamer
                Psychonaut Gamer  44 minutes back

                Sinse weed is legal in Canada, then why the fuck wouldn't you do one of these videos stoned? Linus is officially un-cool.

                • Chaos Corner
                  Chaos Corner  47 minutes back

                  Soft touch always ends up as a sticky mess after a few years.

                  • Seraph X2
                    Seraph X2  1 hours back

                    oh hah. he's got the replica sword from the last samurai i got that same one..stand and everything.

                    • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                      〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  2 hours back

                      Even if for some reason your paying $1500 too $2000 doesn't make the price of the valve index justified or worth while. All the headsets at the moment are overpriced making them not worth while. :(

                      • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                        〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  2 hours back

                        Is it easy to disable the headphones completely so you can just use your surround sound speakers

                        • rufftuffman rufftuffman

                          sensors midel finger shows brutal murdering rigth on youtube

                          • OctoMan PC's
                            OctoMan PC's  2 hours back

                            for $1200 you get the HMD, Controllers, Sensors and a CAT!

                            • Brecht Guillemyn
                              Brecht Guillemyn  3 hours back

                              it would be cool to be your kid

                              • ThangMD
                                ThangMD  3 hours back

                                Can you just buy the controllers and use it with vive?

                                • tSp289
                                  tSp289  47 minutes back

                                  Nah, if you could do that I bet that's what everyone would do. Pretty sure they'll lock you out of that.

                              • Garrett's Apple and N U T Crumble

                                I'll get VR in like 2030, when I can afford it. Ill be 33...

                                • tSp289
                                  tSp289  48 minutes back

                                  What you need to do is get a soul-destroying 6 day a week job including nights that makes you hate yourself and humankind but gives you a fat(ish) bonus. That got me my current VR setup, racing wheel and water-cooled 1080ti. Then if you survive your first mental breakdown you can become a student again and still keep all the stuff!

                              • William Fong
                                William Fong  4 hours back

                                Linux need more exercise or atleast more stamina training... He sound like he just ran marathon lol

                                • Radical Larry
                                  Radical Larry  4 hours back

                                  Cable managment?? Whats that? *laughs in Oculus Quest*

                                  • Cody Leslie
                                    Cody Leslie  4 hours back

                                    Oculus Rift S is definitely the best bang for your buck in my opinion, absolutely love mine.

                                    • Maximus Crown
                                      Maximus Crown  4 hours back

                                      Who would have thought that when you said you pulled some strings you meant you sent your cat to go get one for you....

                                      • jim bob
                                        jim bob  4 hours back

                                        3:17 dont let apple see this, updating something and letting you use old hardware with it will literally cause a nuclear explosion at their HQ.

                                        • sparkyenergia
                                          sparkyenergia  5 hours back

                                          Hmm. They used to say an rx480 was the entry level vr GPU. So what is it with the Index?

                                          • Jonathan Gibbs
                                            Jonathan Gibbs  6 hours back

                                            I'm so glad they blurred out the rude fingers. My fragile psyche could not have handled it.

                                            • Christian Skjerning
                                              Christian Skjerning  6 hours back

                                              Maybe it's time to hire some developers, that can utilize and showcase new (API) features, instead of waiting for actual game developers to implement them :p

                                              • Pete Copter
                                                Pete Copter  6 hours back

                                                The impressive sharpness is not visible for me ... sadly.. probably I got just broken eyes
                                                but lucky me preorder before watching linus

                                                • timelord aeon
                                                  timelord aeon  6 hours back

                                                  I prefer the oculus quest. The valve is expensive

                                                  • Kilgorio
                                                    Kilgorio  6 hours back

                                                    sneek cat

                                                    • Andrew Phipps
                                                      Andrew Phipps  7 hours back

                                                      Does anyone have a list of all the games Linus played in VR there?

                                                      • Wagyourtail
                                                        Wagyourtail  8 hours back

                                                        cant you overclock the index to 144 hz too?

                                                        • ReignPlaysGames
                                                          ReignPlaysGames  8 hours back

                                                          AnImAl AbOoSe! lol jk <3

                                                          • lyiriyah
                                                            lyiriyah  8 hours back

                                                            linus was like "oh backpack pc" forgetting about the oculus quest

                                                            • Sally
                                                              Sally  9 hours back

                                                              I've just discovered your channel
                                                              I've seen two kittens and heard a very calm voice, instant subscribe

                                                              • David Burke
                                                                David Burke  9 hours back

                                                                Fresh cat unboxing.

                                                                • TheAndrew0085
                                                                  TheAndrew0085  10 hours back

                                                                  The ski mask strap on the original vive left harsh red outlines on my face every time, the rigid strap actually transfers weight toward the back of your head instead of just pulling the front-heavy device toward your face and hoping for the best. There aren't going to be any high end VR headsets with elastic straps anymore for good reason.

                                                                  • TheAntiSalesman
                                                                    TheAntiSalesman  11 hours back

                                                                    vr was never dead, stop pulling shit outa yer ass

                                                                    • Weaver Games
                                                                      Weaver Games  12 hours back

                                                                      Why won't valve ship this to Canada?

                                                                      • Topstormking
                                                                        Topstormking  12 hours back

                                                                        Depending on what you're doing in VR.... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                                        • the Craziest
                                                                          the Craziest  13 hours back

                                                                          look... my black cat is in your video

                                                                          • I'm Nico
                                                                            I'm Nico  13 hours back

                                                                            Linus is a crazy cat person

                                                                            • Diksaca Yehovah
                                                                              Diksaca Yehovah  13 hours back

                                                                              It's still too new, the recent vr revival.

                                                                              I'll wait a few more years.

                                                                              • Red Dead Ultimate
                                                                                Red Dead Ultimate  14 hours back

                                                                                VR is like cars, mobile phones and the TV, unless if society ends or we get holographic tech, its not going away

                                                                                • confluence
                                                                                  confluence  14 hours back

                                                                                  Plug in those Index Base Stations if you want a loud high pitch whine to constantly permeate the room.

                                                                                  • charlicopter
                                                                                    charlicopter  14 hours back

                                                                                    Kitty!

                                                                                    • Kerry Hansher
                                                                                      Kerry Hansher  14 hours back

                                                                                      I love that Linus still has his Wii U set up.

                                                                                      • Brandon Howell
                                                                                        Brandon Howell  14 hours back

                                                                                        My burning question is how is it for people who wear glasses? I can't do contacts, but am super interested in VR. Is this a good fit? Do the lenses adjust far enough back to accommodate a small or medium pair of glasses?

                                                                                        • LoNeZiLLa
                                                                                          LoNeZiLLa  16 hours back

                                                                                          What breed of cat do you have? Looks very similar to a Silver Bengal! Love those cats!

                                                                                          • JT667
                                                                                            JT667  16 hours back

                                                                                            "I know you're only doing what daddy taught you"
                                                                                            You mean dropping expensive electronics?
                                                                                            Shadow is the goodest boi