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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 8 355

  • 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...

    • Oskar Durys
      Oskar Durys  7 hours 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.

    • Toxic Cipher
      Toxic Cipher  18 hours back

      FlyingFree333 how lmaooo

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @EleMenTfiNi OLED is not better than LCD, educate yourself before spewing bullshit.

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @Shayd Tracking is on nearly same level on both idiot

    • Erasus
      Erasus  3 days back

      @Zenroy Hahahahaha are you mental? WMR is better than Oculus nice joke. You obviously bought WMR because you couldn't afford Oculus and now you justify your purchase

  • American Fry
    American Fry  38 minutes 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  56 minutes 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 hours back

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

        • a rice
          a rice  10 hours back

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

          • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
            PaPiRiCoSuAvE  13 hours 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  13 hours back

              So we not finna talk about the cat

              • Pranav Joshi
                Pranav Joshi  15 hours back

                11:59...

                • Cvrlos Padilla
                  Cvrlos Padilla  21 hours back

                  I'm just so ready for the Nerve Gear!

                  • Chay Warburton
                    Chay Warburton  24 hours back

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

                    • Dragunovski
                      Dragunovski  24 hours back

                      You have to try boneworks on december 10

                      • Bongie361
                        Bongie361  1 days back

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

                        • Dur Duh
                          Dur Duh  2 days back

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

                          • Jason Zherdev
                            Jason Zherdev  2 days back

                            vive index

                            • Mr. Walker
                              Mr. Walker  2 days back

                              Someone kill the camera man

                              • 5./StG1 - DLMalloy
                                5./StG1 - DLMalloy  2 days back

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

                                • Almantas Kandrotas
                                  Almantas Kandrotas  2 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  2 days back

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

                                    • ohaleceiffel
                                      ohaleceiffel  2 days back

                                      HAHA he said strap-on experience!

                                      • TacticalHouse Ah
                                        TacticalHouse Ah  2 days back

                                        anyone exited for half life alyx and boneworks?

                                        • Al Bu
                                          Al Bu  2 days back

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

                                          • Ness
                                            Ness  2 days back

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

                                            • Antoine Fauconneau
                                              Antoine Fauconneau  2 days back

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

                                              • KATOS
                                                KATOS  2 days back

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

                                                • RogueBrit
                                                  RogueBrit  2 days back

                                                  i nearly vomit everytime I wear VR

                                                  • Mate Varszegi
                                                    Mate Varszegi  2 days back

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

                                                    • GoProJoe
                                                      GoProJoe  2 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  2 days back

                                                        Holy shit all those controllers 👀

                                                        • ROXAL m2
                                                          ROXAL m2  2 days back

                                                          The cat tho. He just completely ignored it

                                                          • Fredrick Rourk
                                                            Fredrick Rourk  2 days back

                                                            Free KITTY! Plus Free Half Life Alyx!

                                                            • Chase Brinson
                                                              Chase Brinson  3 days back

                                                              Linus on camera with has cat: good kitty strokes

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

                                                              • Josh Manitowich
                                                                Josh Manitowich  3 days back

                                                                talks up high resolution and fps like they are everything
                                                                only plays games with nintendo 64 graphics

                                                                • Matthew E Adcock
                                                                  Matthew E Adcock  3 days back

                                                                  So glad I bought it for my son in September instead of waiting for his birthday in November. It's a blast.
                                                                  I'm going to get the Oculus Quest 128GB for my truck.

                                                                  • tyson505
                                                                    tyson505  3 days back

                                                                    So, after watching the trailers for Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks, I ordered a Samsung Odyssey Plus for $229. At 1/4 of the price of the index, I'm hoping it's at least 1/2 as good lol. Not expecting the pixel persistence/response time/tracking to be great but I heard the black levels and colors are incredible with the OLED 1440x1600 per eye resolution.

                                                                    • tyson505
                                                                      tyson505  3 days back

                                                                      @EVOLICIOUS thanks for the info! That's my plan, return it for a rift s if I'm not satisfied. I hear the tracking on the rift s is far superior despite both being inside-out tracking. How bad are the black levels/colors on the rift s compared to the o+?

                                                                      My friend ordered the $1000 index kit and it arrived today, I'll have to try that out once he sets it up.

                                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                      EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                      I have the O+ and several other kits. O+ definitely holds it's own, it's not nearly as good as the Rift S and nothing like the Index, but it does the job great! The only warning I have (that may or may not bother you) is that you may find the tracking a little limiting, the comfort is not so great, and the visuals are fairly blurry due to the anti-SDE filter they use. If any of those things bother you, do return/sell the O+ and be on the lookout for a Rift S for around $350 that will solve all of those issues.

                                                                  • pepr 69
                                                                    pepr 69  3 days back

                                                                    I love ur cat

                                                                    • Rei
                                                                      Rei  3 days back

                                                                      3:33 comes with a pussy. Nice

                                                                      • tornadekk
                                                                        tornadekk  3 days back

                                                                        i just bought one
                                                                        wheres my cat?
                                                                        I want my money back!

                                                                        • Mr. Cactus
                                                                          Mr. Cactus  3 days back

                                                                          I can sell my PC to by it .......... Wait

                                                                          • ConfedarateJesus
                                                                            ConfedarateJesus  3 days back

                                                                            Nobody:
                                                                            Linus when i skip 10 seconds:
                                                                            “Im looking for a strapon experience”

                                                                            • ElCorcho Gamer?
                                                                              ElCorcho Gamer?  3 days back

                                                                              OKAY BOOMER

                                                                              • mines2680
                                                                                mines2680  4 days back

                                                                                Is it me or does he have a big butt?

                                                                                • Domino
                                                                                  Domino  4 days back

                                                                                  Vr was never dead you fucking mong

                                                                                  • Zingo
                                                                                    Zingo  4 days back

                                                                                    The number of like you get is the number of Vr Headset you get.

                                                                                    0 - Valve Index

                                                                                    1 - Play Station Vr

                                                                                    2 - Oculus Rift

                                                                                    3 - Pimax 8K Vr

                                                                                    4 - HTC Vive

                                                                                    5 - Oculus Rift S

                                                                                    6 - Hp Reverb

                                                                                    7 - Google Cardboard

                                                                                    8 - Nintendo Labo Vr

                                                                                    9 - HTC Vive Pro


                                                                                    *Comment which one you got* ☑️

                                                                                    • TIMOTHY FLATT
                                                                                      TIMOTHY FLATT  4 days back

                                                                                      who in the world said it was dead in the first place

                                                                                      • Keld Tundraking
                                                                                        Keld Tundraking  4 days back

                                                                                        2012: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2013: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2014: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2015: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2016: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2017: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2018: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        2019: VR is finally here!
                                                                                        ...

                                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                                          Modern VR did not start until 2016. It's been here since then, lol.

                                                                                      • Johnnywick
                                                                                        Johnnywick  4 days back

                                                                                        I dont think vr ever actually died, all it had was a low point.

                                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                                          12+ million VR users and that was stats from last year and it's expected to be doubled by next year. VR had a low point in 2016 when it firt arrived, since then, it's been growing exponentially. Especially with games like Boneworks and HL:Alyx coming out.

                                                                                      • Skyler Allenson
                                                                                        Skyler Allenson  4 days back

                                                                                        FYI, Valve Index is far superior to the Vive Pro. Speaking from experience as I have both. Have a good day.

                                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                                          Same, haven't touched my wireless Vive Pro since I got my Index.

                                                                                      • Jake
                                                                                        Jake  4 days back

                                                                                        The resolution and speakers on this are an absolute fucking joke lol, quit buying this shit

                                                                                        • Jake
                                                                                          Jake  3 days back

                                                                                          @EVOLICIOUS yeah obvious troll

                                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  3 days back

                                                                                          lol, lies. You have no idea what you are talking about. Those are BMRs, fyi. Even a pair of $800 hi-fi rigs won't compare to the insane spacial accuracy those radiators produce. I know, because I own a several thousand-dollar hi-fi audiophile setup and an Index, lol. Also, the resolution on the Index is as good as sitting in front of a 1440p flat-display. There is only one other HMD that can be considered slightly better, the XTAL, which is a $5,000 HMD. So stfu, dumbass.