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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 596

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  2 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...

    • J Simmons
      J Simmons  1 hours back

      Rift S is great but bare minimum spec vr headset. Not everybody wants the minimum

    • Sleethpow
      Sleethpow  5 hours back

      CHRIS C that pc ant good, you need at least 16gb ram.

    • CHRIS C
      CHRIS C  16 hours back

      @Mergatroid Mania I have a GTX 1070. Also, I mean having it run in the background ate a lot of ram and CPU

    • Mergatroid Mania
      Mergatroid Mania  17 hours back

      @CHRIS C I used the rift on a i7 4770k using 2 x rx 480 gpus in cfx with zero issues. I would think you need a better video card since my 4770k handled the rift software so easily.

    • snatcher420
      snatcher420  22 hours back

      I would take better (Valve Index) over just good (Oculus Rift S) any day. Will be sticking with my Lenovo for another yr before I buy my next vr. Down to 3 choices Pimax 5k xr, Valve Index or HP Reverb.

  • The Sideshow
    The Sideshow  45 minutes back

    Great review Linus! I was already a big fan of yours, but I'm a fan for life after seeing how wonderfully you handled your little rascal Shadow. I was actually debating between Rift S and Valve Index recently, but I was afraid I wouldn't use the index enough because of setup. This is why I barely played my original Rift, I have no where to leave it set up permanently. So I got the Rift S...2 wires, no external sensors... bingo! Only problem is without the touchpad on the controllers, functionality is sometimes limited in games, which can be very annoying. Especially in something like Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Like cocking the hammer and rotating the cylinder on revolvers for instance. Still though, the simplistic setup out weighs the disadvantages, for my needs. Maybe I'll add an index to the collection as well down the road and round out my vr experience because.... damn that's nice!
    Thanks for sharing Linus!

    • Gladstone Gandalf
      Gladstone Gandalf  50 minutes back

      strap-on experience... ah ok

      • BestBroseph
        BestBroseph  1 hours back

        "i wish it was more of a strap on experience"

        • ThePolarised
          ThePolarised  2 hours back

          Vive pro was compelling... increased res, pass through cameras, rigid head strap, built in audio. The fact he prefers OG vive head strap is baffling. Not sure this is the place to get VR advice.

          • Nathan Locke
            Nathan Locke  3 hours back

            12:00 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

            • robert rossiter
              robert rossiter  5 hours back

              so he said VR is dead and now in this video, he says maybe its not, does the idiot not realise that people detracting from VR can have a negative affect on how VR is perceived.

              • Lachtan 3000
                Lachtan 3000  7 hours back

                *Cat not included*

                • Orange Juice
                  Orange Juice  8 hours back

                  how many fucking controllers you have on your shelf what the heck

                  • Binjallaf Alremaithi
                    Binjallaf Alremaithi  11 hours back

                    Isnt it bad to let a child who is less than 13 years old to play VR games, cause some studies say their brains are still developing RL 3d Shapes, and they say VR games can Damage that process?

                    • The Mad Gentleman
                      The Mad Gentleman  11 hours back

                      Nobody said VR was dead, Linus you dolt.

                      • Jadesprite
                        Jadesprite  12 hours back

                        I like how linus put his grill-front pc case right behind a glass panel.

                        • ̇ ͜ʟ ̇
                          ̇ ͜ʟ ̇  12 hours back

                          It's not wireless.

                          • Nick Tumi
                            Nick Tumi  12 hours back

                            @12:00 he wishes for a strap on experience...butt,

                            • Alexei Rivera - Technoclast

                              Why is this called a review when its half an unboxing and initial impressions?

                              • Excalibur 104
                                Excalibur 104  13 hours back

                                Cat take over.

                                • Mr. Green Frog
                                  Mr. Green Frog  13 hours back

                                  I’m really excited for the Vive Cosmos!

                                  • Excalibur 104
                                    Excalibur 104  13 hours back

                                    The cat tho XD. New host lol. I got distracted it's an adorable kitty cat.

                                    • inoscopedMLK
                                      inoscopedMLK  14 hours back

                                      Lmao Vr was never dead

                                      • Rodrigo Fernandez
                                        Rodrigo Fernandez  15 hours back

                                        Why every VR game seems experimental or unprofessional? Are there any big traditional game company involved in VR right now?

                                        • zombiemoses
                                          zombiemoses  15 hours back

                                          What is that little controller thing Linus uses to control his PC?

                                          • Luke Borg
                                            Luke Borg  16 hours back

                                            hahaha - erm.. LINUS.... if you want a "strap on" experience then maybe ask your wife lmao

                                            • Delasio
                                              Delasio  16 hours back

                                              You should've tried pavlov.

                                              • TheM3ta_
                                                TheM3ta_  16 hours back

                                                I bought the original vive in 2016 and i think i ll buy the index

                                                • ehyoumon
                                                  ehyoumon  18 hours back

                                                  Such a bullshit review lol, VR never died

                                                  • Baba Yaga
                                                    Baba Yaga  18 hours back

                                                    Hmm seen that beautifull picture of Linus and Ho(hmm i hope that was her name..and i remember right lol) wedding picture.. (right on top of that Kitana Sword where fireplace is) yea,i wonder did Linus wear his Sandals on the wedding as well??! Hmmmm...🤔🤔🤔

                                                    • Baba Yaga
                                                      Baba Yaga  18 hours back

                                                      CAT shot - was EPIC😂😂😂😂

                                                      • mortender
                                                        mortender  18 hours back

                                                        Frasing 🤣🤣🤪

                                                        • ViperGTX88
                                                          ViperGTX88  19 hours back

                                                          12:00 ROFL......

                                                          • Vero Pag
                                                            Vero Pag  20 hours back

                                                            "its not available in canada yet" at this rate i'll just buy one off of ebay, a scalper will get my money

                                                            • wayne chapman
                                                              wayne chapman  21 hours back

                                                              To bad there’s no games for it, if you want real vr system rift s is where it’s at. The first party games are amazing. And your video is stupid!

                                                              • Gerald L
                                                                Gerald L  22 hours back

                                                                I might finally upgrade from my original Vive.

                                                                IF IT EVER RELEASES IN CANADA!!!!!!!

                                                                • Matthew Wilton
                                                                  Matthew Wilton  22 hours back

                                                                  Nothing short of a 2080 ti will run VR at that frame rate and resolution and even then ~~

                                                                  • Aplussnake
                                                                    Aplussnake  22 hours back

                                                                    Are we just ignoring the cat the box

                                                                    • thought criminal
                                                                      thought criminal  22 hours back

                                                                      glad u censored your middle finger or people would get offended and cry

                                                                      • Kezzic
                                                                        Kezzic  22 hours back

                                                                        “I prefer a strap-on experience”
                                                                        “Deep inside that hole there”

                                                                        • Bobby Morelli
                                                                          Bobby Morelli  22 hours back

                                                                          12:03 "wish it was more of a strap-on experience" ya we know linus ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                                          • Merzary
                                                                            Merzary  22 hours back

                                                                            11:58 Thats what she said

                                                                            • thegamer1to9
                                                                              thegamer1to9  22 hours back

                                                                              what the frick my oculus rift S didnt come with a cat i should have bought an index because it comes with a cat

                                                                              *A N G E R Y*

                                                                              • ahmed ha
                                                                                ahmed ha  23 hours back

                                                                                hey I have a question, sorry if I am stupid. but how do I change the fps setting for the valve index? I want to make sure I can get the most out of this headset instead of 90hz I can get on a vive. thanks

                                                                                • Ukaei
                                                                                  Ukaei  23 hours back

                                                                                  Has he review the Oculus Rift S?

                                                                                  • Darrin D
                                                                                    Darrin D  24 hours back

                                                                                    Great video, I also was a 1st gen HTC Vive owner and waited... and waited.. and waited, for something like this. I LOVE the Valve Index. Initially I had issues with the controllers (which I had to have replaced) but that's been solved and they are amazing, and I had trouble at first finding the perfect position of the lenses to my face, but either I figured it out, or I got used to it. Now I play it every day, I don't get eye strain or fatigue in it, and I feel like I can just -stay- in VR all day. Oh yea, and 144hz mode is kick-ass.

                                                                                    • THEGAMER 37
                                                                                      THEGAMER 37  1 days back

                                                                                      Finally a vr headset that includes a cat.

                                                                                      • YuuExussum
                                                                                        YuuExussum  1 days back

                                                                                        Who's talking about VR being dead????

                                                                                        • Travis Boomer
                                                                                          Travis Boomer  1 days back

                                                                                          Dude we have like the same black cat the way it acts and everything

                                                                                          • Omar Moemen
                                                                                            Omar Moemen  1 days back


                                                                                            • neoxide h
                                                                                              neoxide h  1 days back

                                                                                              yay a return to lcd, seriously fuck pentile matrix its a load of shit with its fake ppi rating and the fact its blurry despite having to push so many pixels

                                                                                              • Felipe Rickson
                                                                                                Felipe Rickson  1 days back

                                                                                                Wish I could pull some strings and manage to put my life together