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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 5 991

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  6 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  16 hours back

      With fixed ipd. Not for everyone.

    • Gopnik Keikei
      Gopnik Keikei  17 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.

  • Akira Hiroshi
    Akira Hiroshi  31 minutes back

    If VR dies, so do I.

    • Hlspwns World
      Hlspwns World  2 hours back

      Linus I have to totally agree with everything that you have said, but currently having the Oculus Rift, even though my system and display is now 4K and I fall into the category of someone who wants the index, it's still a lot of money to completely upgrade. The Rift S is attractive due to its ease of use and much lower price, but imo and yours the index is king. A small price drop (Half Life 3) would be a real clincher, for now i'll be holding on to my Rift for a bit longer I think. What about the Cosmos???????

      • Alex Buckenham
        Alex Buckenham  2 hours back

        No-one thought VR was dead but LTT. Biggest evangelists before the rift came out then just declared it dead.

        • Z/dos
          Z/dos  3 hours back

          "Depending on what your doing in VR" ;)

          • duked19
            duked19  4 hours back

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

            • duked19
              duked19  4 hours 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  4 hours back

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

                • Null Null
                  Null Null  6 hours back

                  Mouse cursor on screen, duh

                  • General Obi-Wan Kenobi
                    General Obi-Wan Kenobi  6 hours back

                    Literally no one was saying VR was dead.

                    • SpiderUsman1254
                      SpiderUsman1254  7 hours back

                      What about the Oculus Quest?

                      • Everett Ward
                        Everett Ward  8 hours back

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

                        • loktar
                          loktar  9 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  9 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  9 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  10 hours back

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

                                • STOPYOURCLICKBAIT Bruh
                                  STOPYOURCLICKBAIT Bruh  10 hours back

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

                                  • Mexican Mario
                                    Mexican Mario  10 hours back

                                    so can you play piano with these controllers

                                    • Joe Dirt
                                      Joe Dirt  10 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  11 hours back

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

                                        • Rustley
                                          Rustley  12 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  12 hours back

                                            Linus been hitting the gym?

                                            • fNatyk
                                              fNatyk  12 hours back

                                              11:59 Great sound bite..

                                              • fNatyk
                                                fNatyk  13 hours back

                                                HIDE THE CAT! Alinity is on her way!

                                                • Hüseyin Arslan
                                                  Hüseyin Arslan  13 hours back

                                                  120 Hertz test without a real FPS like Pavlov

                                                  • MrBizaaro
                                                    MrBizaaro  14 hours back

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

                                                    • Kenneth Donnelly
                                                      Kenneth Donnelly  14 hours back

                                             cat does the same thing with my tv and pc

                                                      • Jarrett Kushner
                                                        Jarrett Kushner  15 hours back

                                                        Why does he need so many things in his pockets

                                                        • Daniel Becker
                                                          Daniel Becker  16 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  16 hours back

                                                            19:43 he aims exactly at the camera

                                                            • Michael Pattison
                                                              Michael Pattison  16 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  17 hours back

                                                                Do they all come with a kitten included?

                                                                • Asher Grossman
                                                                  Asher Grossman  17 hours back

                                                                  Are you going to try the quest?

                                                                  • josh6499
                                                                    josh6499  17 hours back

                                                                    That title... Shame.

                                                                    • Ten8yp
                                                                      Ten8yp  18 hours back

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

                                                                      • Sneakybreeki
                                                                        Sneakybreeki  18 hours back

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

                                                                        • The Editor AMVs
                                                                          The Editor AMVs  19 hours back

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

                                                                          • Fouren Fouren
                                                                            Fouren Fouren  19 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  19 hours back

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

                                                                              • Clanner Jake
                                                                                Clanner Jake  20 hours back

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

                                                                                • Last Requiem
                                                                                  Last Requiem  20 hours back

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

                                                                                  • Shadow747
                                                                                    Shadow747  20 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  20 hours back

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

                                                                                        • Gliffy
                                                                                          Gliffy  20 hours back

                                                                                          Isnt VR really bad for kids?

                                                                                          • James Blaine
                                                                                            James Blaine  21 hours back

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

                                                                                            • Somiaz
                                                                                              Somiaz  21 hours back

                                                                                              Was the cat included with product? Including shipping? 🤔

                                                                                              • Steve Stid
                                                                                                Steve Stid  21 hours back

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