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

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  • 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...

    PhillipePhillipeVor 6 Tage
    • Oculus rift s has some reliability issues, a late review is advised

      Claxvii 177thClaxvii 177thVor 7 Stunden
    • @Linus Tech Tips HTC Cosmos is almost out, cannot wait for your review!

      AdrianAdrianVor 10 Stunden
    • @Linus Tech Tips I would also like to see the review on the Rift S, but those index controllers and the game Boneworks looks very good!

      SolarizerSolarizerVor 11 Stunden
    • I upgraded from CV1 to a Rift S. I find it miles ahead of Cv1, and currently the best bang for your buck. Ocant say I've noticed the stop to 80hz, and everything is buttery smooth, image clarity is miles better, I can read everything in cockpits while playing DCS. Yes the built in audio is shit, but it has a jack, my astros fit over the top x and I use 5.1s most of the time. Even with that, it's still excellent value. Index is no doubt better, but not twice the price better, given how fast VR tech is moving, Rift S is a better short term investment

      Guybrush ThreepwoodGuybrush ThreepwoodVor 12 Stunden
    • @Zenroy Other way around for me chap, had the Lenovo WMR and it was pretty dire IMO ....sold it and bought a Rift S....a lot more compatibility and it just works. Each to their own though.

      Darron EdwardsDarron EdwardsVor Tag
  • I own this now as well and the Screen door is practically gone and the tracking light houses work alot better. The FOV allows you to look around with your eyes vs having to be dead center like the Vive had to be.

    mike198383mike198383Vor 44 Minuten
  • So does the kit come with a cat as well?

    ryan Strangemoreryan StrangemoreVor 56 Minuten
  • For only fifty dollars extra, you can buy the feline edition! It's Index, with a cat included in the box!

    Mark ZimmermanMark ZimmermanVor Stunde
  • no boneworks?

    Dev.TraleskiDev.TraleskiVor Stunde
  • Linus made this video for the sole purpose of flipping us off

    PatrickMcoversPatrickMcoversVor 2 Stunden
  • So you're going to demo the latest VR platform on the 980ti and expect what? Fail......

    shreddaddy1shreddaddy1Vor 2 Stunden
  • Linus lawnmower man Vs Cat, I bet on the cat for the win...

    Cyclops The EyeCyclops The EyeVor 3 Stunden
    • OMG 17:38 cat has turned into small child on sofa. Salem confirmed, Linus is a witch!

      Cyclops The EyeCyclops The EyeVor 2 Stunden
  • 16:04 Dat stare...

    Stephan KibardinStephan KibardinVor 4 Stunden
  • So... is VR dead?

    Tomas LTomas LVor 4 Stunden
  • The controllers are neat and all, but what would games need to program my ring finger and pinky for?

    Vann HerrenVann HerrenVor 4 Stunden
  • It is kindoff ridiculous that we at one point decided that we need to blur flipping the middlefinger.. its just a finger..

    bobbie001bobbie001Vor 4 Stunden
  • You let your daughter play... mmmmmmmm...

    LucasLucasVor 4 Stunden
  • Linus looks like the type of guy that would enjoy a strap on experience

    // Deadset// DeadsetVor 5 Stunden
  • Is there a video from when he built that mini PC?

    AldoAldoVor 5 Stunden
  • 9:03 can we all take a minute to appreciate the Wii U?

    William SchwambergerWilliam SchwambergerVor 6 Stunden
  • Strap on experience, he says.

    King DarkSideKing DarkSideVor 6 Stunden
  • 1. Let the kid play Linus.. 2. You're tired from a VR game... get some running or cyclin machines in that loungee of yours .. .p

    Andrej CepakAndrej CepakVor 6 Stunden
  • one's going to comment on the strap-on experience bit eh? .......not even a giggle? ....mmmkay lol.

    LoneN00bLoneN00bVor 6 Stunden
  • we need *Linus* *Socks* *Tips*

    Blayde MargaBlayde MargaVor 6 Stunden
  • "I still wish it was more of a strap-on experience" All it needed was "speaking of strap-ons" transition and it would've been perfect.

    JuckeyJuckeyVor 6 Stunden
    • damn, you beat me to it, hehehe

      Briegne BreeghnBriegne BreeghnVor 4 Stunden
  • lol curious kitty

    Dennis TmanDennis TmanVor 7 Stunden
  • Play's beat saber and comments right after.... lol of course linus would be out of breath

    Claxvii 177thClaxvii 177thVor 7 Stunden
  • more kitties!

    Misty QuadrucciMisty QuadrucciVor 8 Stunden
  • More LinusCatTips videos, please

    Uku SibulUku SibulVor 8 Stunden
  • I missed everything he was talking about, whenever the cat was in the picture. :)

    Matt NicetunesMatt NicetunesVor 9 Stunden
  • cats will never get tired of sitting in a box

    NFSDriverNFSDriverVor 9 Stunden
  • Only one dissadvantage for me. Insufficient wallet

    JemiLee DaBearJemiLee DaBearVor 9 Stunden
  • Hay that's my cat 🐈 .

    MD.Nafis AdnanMD.Nafis AdnanVor 10 Stunden
  • Shadow is the best cat.

    The Raddest ScorpionThe Raddest ScorpionVor 10 Stunden
  • Tried the vive once at a mall demo.. they asked me for comments and i was like: more fps, more fov, more resolution. Almost there but not quite. This could be the first passable vr set. The original vive was a nice proof of concept, but was very underwhelming and pretty lacking if you're used to playing pc games at high fps. Btw that finger tracking latency is so high i almost threw up looking at the video...

    DeafBlindManDeafBlindManVor 10 Stunden
  • What katana is that in the backround?

    Viktor PatViktor PatVor 11 Stunden
  • You can do a minor bit of modding and actually adjust the angle at which the sabers protrude from your controller, youre not alone with that problem

    Erik PüllenbergErik PüllenbergVor 11 Stunden
  • 4:37 uwu a kitty cat

    RetroProfessionalRetroProfessionalVor 11 Stunden
  • KITTY!

    Jonas VilanderJonas VilanderVor 12 Stunden
  • Your cat needs to be in more videos

    Cris ChapilliquenCris ChapilliquenVor 12 Stunden
  • The logo reminds me of MasterCard

    Ida Bagus Jaya SukaryaIda Bagus Jaya SukaryaVor 12 Stunden
  • Down vote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

    ReprisalReprisalVor 13 Stunden
  • Cats and tech reviews go well together.

    Andrew HowardAndrew HowardVor 13 Stunden
  • Crying in poor as i wait till christmas for the oculus quest :c

    elides1elides1Vor 14 Stunden
  • good kitty

    Joan CiaoJoan CiaoVor 15 Stunden
  • Now i would love to hear how you make the HTC vive wands into leg trackers due to we have knuckles now as our main hand controllers.

    KaligathKaligathVor 15 Stunden
  • From where did you get it

    Yehia ElzatahryYehia ElzatahryVor 15 Stunden
  • I feel like for me at least, this would be a fairly pointless upgrade, I can see the befits, that's for sure, but I can't justify the extra expense just so I can see a little further a little better, room scale is what sold me on the vive having gone from the Rift DK2. What I really need to do is get some funds together so I can upgrade my VR machine, when I was using my main PC I could absolutely play better than I currently can with my dedicated. i5 3570 is doing it's best.

    Ginger NingerGinger NingerVor 16 Stunden
  • I know it's definitely pretty far removed from when you filmed (and you might've figured it out already) but taking the frunk cover off improves thermals a fair bit, so if your face is getting hot or if your headset's getting a lil warm for your liking you can do that

    meme manmeme manVor 16 Stunden
  • VR is not dead... although a 999$ System might not be the best way to say it is still alive😃 Dad got a Victormaxx Stuntmaster back in 97. We bought the Vive for 799$ when it came out. The Quest 399$ when it came out. Cannot currently justify the 999$ expense for this system. We are currently enjoying our Quest thou.

    Stuff On SaturdayStuff On SaturdayVor 17 Stunden
  • C A T

    Anders SchulzeAnders SchulzeVor 17 Stunden
  • What a big trouble to setup this thing .... Oculus Quest anyone?

    Saulo BenignoSaulo BenignoVor 19 Stunden
  • 3:59 $1000 gear now with broken cable.

    hauihauiVor 19 Stunden
  • Why was the cat inside the box?

    RubberBoaRubberBoaVor 20 Stunden
  • Shadow!

    2ndLastJedi2ndLastJediVor 21 Stunde
  • How far down the road can you see in say Assetto Corsa or Project CARS 2? I sold my Rift because I didn't like how far I could see in racing Sims.

    2ndLastJedi2ndLastJediVor 21 Stunde
  • gosh nice gimbal

    Toxically MasculineToxically MasculineVor 21 Stunde
  • (11:40) Heh. Linus is all out of breath. ;) Yeah, I wonder how much people actually consistently play their full body VR games. Every time I see someone play, they get tired pretty quick. :P

    CybershamanXCybershamanXVor 22 Stunden
  • Pimax 5K+ is also really nice VR headset if u want 170 horizontal FOV. If u try once u never gonna back to 120 FOV ;)

    Patrox92Patrox92Vor 22 Stunden
  • $1000 for a VR headset to play crappy indie games... what a huge lol

    Denu 187Denu 187Vor 22 Stunden
  • Why didnt you play the actual hands demo? You mostly played games that barely support the index. You also neglected to mention that the fingertracking improves over time with sustained use

    Moustache SpyMoustache SpyVor 22 Stunden
  • 980ti??? Shame.

    dwkwb8dwkwb8Vor 22 Stunden
  • My god, cats are such dicks. Why do people own them? 🤦‍♂️😑

    Ben VernonBen VernonVor 22 Stunden
  • Cat not include 😆 darn

    Hamish HannayHamish HannayVor 23 Stunden
  • When will vr get variable refresh rate support?

    Riasat Salmin  SamiRiasat Salmin SamiVor 23 Stunden
  • All of this sounds WAY too complicated to me to actually be fun.

    checkmatecheckmateVor Tag
  • Can the value index controllers be used with the vive

    Joseph Cavender JRJoseph Cavender JRVor Tag
  • what is the utility of cameras in the front of the headset ?

    HytrozionHytrozionVor Tag
  • why don't they do controls with a real glove controls?

    Renato MedeirosRenato MedeirosVor Tag
  • Rfit S was a huge upgrade over the original Rift, should review that!

    William LawrenceWilliam LawrenceVor Tag
  • Neeeerd. good review though

    Tyler DurdenTyler DurdenVor Tag
  • IF you don't have any VR headset but you have a powerful gaming computer, are there any VR games that justify the 1000 USD investment? So far, the only game that looks worth it IMHO is Lone Echo which is an Oculus title. Sure, you can use something to allow you to play Oculus titles on Steam VR headsets, but aren't there control mapping problems?

    FeintFeintVor Tag
  • Hey Linus, can you play war thunder #warthunder with that headset ? thank you

    trinitrotoulentrinitrotoulenVor Tag
    • Lmfao no, it's not a VR game

      Keelan SmithKeelan SmithVor 35 Minuten
  • Linus, I know someday or another you're going to review the HP Reverb, can you do us a favor of including racing/flight games on the review? I think the Reverb might be perfect for those seated experiences, but I want your opinion

    Sidney CandidoSidney CandidoVor Tag
Maybe VR isn't dead after all... - Valve Index Review