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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 8 357

  • 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  4 hours back

      Oculus Quest is 200% better investment than Rift S

    • Zac c
      Zac c  13 hours back

      Agree

    • camculver
      camculver  22 hours back

      @Linus Tech Tips I'm sure you have plenty, to be able to purchase one.

    • Rajendra Gondhalekar
      Rajendra Gondhalekar  2 days back

      @Grainsauce Quest with a USB 3 link cable is basically Rift S, and then without the link it's a wireless VR headset that is better than Go.

    • Oskar Durys
      Oskar Durys  2 days back

      @Alex A But they said they would send one, so what's the point? 400 may not be alot to them but I'm sure it could go elsewhere in their studio.

  • Ivium
    Ivium  4 hours back

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

    • Fatal
      Fatal  5 hours back

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

      • BigTyme420
        BigTyme420  8 hours back

        "If I Fitz, I Sitz"

        • Max Stovall
          Max Stovall  13 hours back

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

          • Dick Kickem
            Dick Kickem  14 hours back

            CAT!!!

            • Wacky Parsons
              Wacky Parsons  1 days back

              age of empires 2 vr

              • User
                User  1 days back

                Not wireless, booo 👎

                • Zyon
                  Zyon  1 days back

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

                  • Marceleyyy
                    Marceleyyy  1 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

                    • WadelDee
                      WadelDee  1 days back

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

                      • Firestar 3x
                        Firestar 3x  2 days back

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

                        • milo20060
                          milo20060  2 days back

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


                          Worked and saved a bit for big upgrade :)

                          • 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  2 days back

                              il wait 5 more years.

                              • Gameboy
                                Gameboy  2 days back

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

                                • WaaDoku 【和ァ独】

                                  I'm getting the Index right now! It comes with a free cat!!! This is awesome!

                                  • Benjamin Arvizu
                                    Benjamin Arvizu  2 days back

                                    its comes with a kitty!

                                    • American Fry
                                      American Fry  2 days back

                                      The durability on both the headset and knuckles controls are garbage 1 month of daily play and it is falling apart completely even my old regular rift works better

                                      • Kevtendo
                                        Kevtendo  2 days back

                                        vr's still in it's infancy state and there are barely any games that actually attempt to make use of vr's potential
                                        (boneworks, township tale, blade and sorcery are your best choices)

                                        so in a sense, spending 1k on a headset right now is a waste
                                        when it'll take years before vr really starts to take off
                                        and if you'd wait until then these should most have dropped in price
                                        or more improved versions of the headsets are released.
                                        (sure you can still use these headsets, but not many games make use of the valve anyways.)


                                        it's more of a "spend 1k just to be able to flip people off"
                                        so i'd just wait untill the price lowers at least

                                        • Empu Emppu
                                          Empu Emppu  2 days back

                                          I usually don't like videos, but your cats man, i just had to!

                                          • a rice
                                            a rice  3 days back

                                            I don't think I'd like a more of a strap-on experience but that's just me

                                            • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
                                              PaPiRiCoSuAvE  3 days back

                                              valve gives you a free CAT with every valve index???? https://youtu.be/6p1e_JSol8s?t=212 that is awesome ^ ^

                                              • Best69 Hfh
                                                Best69 Hfh  3 days back

                                                So we not finna talk about the cat

                                                • Pranav Joshi
                                                  Pranav Joshi  3 days back

                                                  11:59...

                                                  • Cvrlos Padilla
                                                    Cvrlos Padilla  3 days back

                                                    I'm just so ready for the Nerve Gear!

                                                    • Chay Warburton
                                                      Chay Warburton  3 days back

                                                      "I do wish it was more of a 'strap on' experience". - Linus, Christmas 2019

                                                      • Chay Warburton
                                                        Chay Warburton  1 days back

                                                        @Joseph .M 101 eh, not to worried about it. If you dont like it, dont read it xD

                                                      • Joseph .M 101
                                                        Joseph .M 101  1 days back

                                                        This video was shot and uploaded in August. Not December.

                                                    • Dragunovski
                                                      Dragunovski  3 days back

                                                      You have to try boneworks on december 10

                                                      • Bongie361
                                                        Bongie361  4 days back

                                                        3:33 I didn’t know the index came with a cat?

                                                        • Dur Duh
                                                          Dur Duh  4 days back

                                                          You wish it was more of a strap on experience? Ok

                                                          • Jason Zherdev
                                                            Jason Zherdev  4 days back

                                                            vive index

                                                            • Mr. Walker
                                                              Mr. Walker  4 days back

                                                              Someone kill the camera man

                                                              • 5./StG1 - DLMalloy
                                                                5./StG1 - DLMalloy  4 days back

                                                                At 3:32 does it come with the cat or is that a separate deal?

                                                                • Almantas Kandrotas
                                                                  Almantas Kandrotas  4 days back

                                                                  Man if it was like 200$ less I’d pick it up instantly I just don’t have the $$ to drop on it

                                                                  • I AM ROBOT
                                                                    I AM ROBOT  4 days back

                                                                    sorry linus, there's a cat on the screen, i no longer care

                                                                    • ohaleceiffel
                                                                      ohaleceiffel  4 days back

                                                                      HAHA he said strap-on experience!

                                                                      • TacticalHouse Ah
                                                                        TacticalHouse Ah  4 days back

                                                                        anyone exited for half life alyx and boneworks?

                                                                        • Al Bu
                                                                          Al Bu  4 days back

                                                                          What kind of controllers do you have there Bro ✨✨✨😁

                                                                          • Ness
                                                                            Ness  4 days back

                                                                            Me “this looks neat maybe I’ll order one “ sees price 😭😭😭😭

                                                                            • Antoine Fauconneau
                                                                              Antoine Fauconneau  4 days back

                                                                              "I really do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience"
                                                                              -Linus Sebastian, 2019

                                                                              • KATOS
                                                                                KATOS  4 days back

                                                                                Check Out boneworks, it seems like it got great index support

                                                                                • RogueBrit
                                                                                  RogueBrit  4 days back

                                                                                  i nearly vomit everytime I wear VR

                                                                                  • Mate Varszegi
                                                                                    Mate Varszegi  4 days back

                                                                                    with this video I guess the cat is back in the box....

                                                                                    • GoProJoe
                                                                                      GoProJoe  5 days back

                                                                                      VR games and controls are horrible and nobody wants to play standing. We just want to play our favorite games with VR headset support.

                                                                                      • Angus
                                                                                        Angus  5 days back

                                                                                        Holy shit all those controllers 👀

                                                                                        • ROXAL m2
                                                                                          ROXAL m2  5 days back

                                                                                          The cat tho. He just completely ignored it

                                                                                          • Fredrick Rourk
                                                                                            Fredrick Rourk  5 days back

                                                                                            Free KITTY! Plus Free Half Life Alyx!

                                                                                            • Chase Brinson
                                                                                              Chase Brinson  5 days back

                                                                                              Linus on camera with has cat: good kitty strokes

                                                                                              Linus off camera with cat: you dumb bitch slams on ground.