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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 207

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  1 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...

    • JaayOnPC
      JaayOnPC  1 hours back

      Thats the one i want to buy just for no mans sky :)

    • everoblivion2005
      everoblivion2005  5 hours back

      The Rift S doesn't have room sensing motion, right? Like I cannot walk 10 feet forward and have that translate into the game right? Or am I wrong here, I've been holding out, saving for an Index specifically for this purpose. I've tried the PSVR and the Vive, and the Vive's ability for me to walk across a space, bend over an pick something up, or side step behind cover completely blew the stationary experience out of the water. But maybe I'm mis-understanding the capabilities of inside-out tracking.

    • S. Anonyme
      S. Anonyme  6 hours back

      @Elaf Khan That is not a PC game headset, you can play only VR games in the Oculus shop (Which can be largely enough I don't discuss that).

    • Norman Jutras
      Norman Jutras  7 hours back

      Love the rift, and is no way dead. Linus probably gets motion sickness

    • Jack Davis-Sills
      Jack Davis-Sills  12 hours back

      @EleMenTfiNi Sounds like Apple/Samsung with headphone jacks etc. lol

  • Evercreeper
    Evercreeper  2 hours back

    I am fellow Canadian, I feel sad too.

    • Krabben Army
      Krabben Army  2 hours back

      Are the Valve index Controller compatible with the Vive headset? Never found a reliable awnser

      • DJ SICK__BOY
        DJ SICK__BOY  2 hours back

        stop be rich kind reviewer m8 and show something logical with normal price

        • weeeds334
          weeeds334  2 hours back

          12:00 lol rofl lmao Xd

          • Richard Green
            Richard Green  2 hours back

            How much no thanx

            • Micah Tartles
              Micah Tartles  2 hours back

              Are you going to be selling your Vive. I live nearby and would be interested in buying

              • Ryan Lawrence
                Ryan Lawrence  2 hours back

                it comes with a cat???

                • het gouden katje
                  het gouden katje  2 hours back

                  Please linus review also the ocleus rift.

                  • Miguel Pereira
                    Miguel Pereira  3 hours back

                    I'd rather spend 1000$ on this than on a phone

                    • IraQ Nid
                      IraQ Nid  3 hours back

                      So naturally you guys need to have cat VR headsets enabling your kitties to enjoy the VR interface. But be sure to make the cables chew proof.

                      • Papa Labman
                        Papa Labman  3 hours back

                        I'm pretty sure Linus has given up on smooth segues

                        • fede
                          fede  3 hours back

                          Wtf cat in the box??

                          • Yar0nix
                            Yar0nix  3 hours back

                            "...I still do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience."

                            • Lukas Sprehn
                              Lukas Sprehn  3 hours back

                              Maybe? What? It was never dead or close to being dead. What are you talking about?

                              • J-THR3
                                J-THR3  3 hours back

                                If you’re an average consumer, get the Oculus Quest. You can even stream SteamVR to it with almost unnoticeable latency if you have a 5ghz wifi network.

                                • Lanes
                                  Lanes  4 hours back

                                  "I do wish it was more of a strap on experience" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                  • Ashley Keyser
                                    Ashley Keyser  4 hours back

                                    my cats name is shadow!

                                    • oktc68
                                      oktc68  4 hours back

                                      VR no no no, all that money to look like a complete arse Linus.

                                      • Avernuum Solantis
                                        Avernuum Solantis  4 hours back

                                        Whoever keeps designing those cheap looking speakers for these headsets should be publicly executed... Not to mention the mic!

                                        • Charles Li
                                          Charles Li  4 hours back

                                          buying the index for the free cat in the box!

                                          • Globespy
                                            Globespy  4 hours back

                                            Way to go Linus......but it's still a huge letdown given that it's really marginally better visually than the Rift S, and is much harder to drive even with high end PC. With the problems with the index controllers reported all over the internet it's really not worth the money.
                                            I had one for a week and returned in favor of keeping the Rift S as it is simply far more compelling since both these HMD's are nothing more than stop-gaps between old and actual next gen VR.

                                            • The Great Bambino
                                              The Great Bambino  4 hours back

                                              You need to play Boneworks ny Stress Level Zero when it comes out. It's the only VR gaming experience being presented right now that adequately supports Index functionality.

                                              • Furious Deer
                                                Furious Deer  4 hours back

                                                shouldve tried blade and sorcery that has full finger tracking

                                                • Hugo Wijk
                                                  Hugo Wijk  4 hours back

                                                  Is it worth just getting the controllers for the htc vive?
                                                  They just became available for me and now I have to decide if I want to buy them.

                                                  • Retro Plus
                                                    Retro Plus  4 hours back

                                                    3:32 Wow, it's awfully kind of Valve to include a free cat with every headset!

                                                    • The Great Bambino
                                                      The Great Bambino  4 hours back

                                                      Valve Index definitely comes with a free cat. While supplies last.

                                                      • Tom Cullen
                                                        Tom Cullen  5 hours back

                                                        BRO, of course your cat's called shadow

                                                        • Oxford Electronics
                                                          Oxford Electronics  5 hours back

                                                          Strap on experience….deep in the hole there....using middle finger...only doing what daddy told you to...

                                                          • Nephanor
                                                            Nephanor  5 hours back

                                                            Hey dude, any chance of getting this in Canada? Because Amazon.ca doesn't have it

                                                            • DogTheBoss
                                                              DogTheBoss  5 hours back

                                                              And here I am with a shitty WMR headset

                                                              • Tomer abitbul eizen
                                                                Tomer abitbul eizen  5 hours back

                                                                It comes with a cute kitty worth it even if it doesnt work

                                                                • Psychonaut Gamer
                                                                  Psychonaut Gamer  5 hours back

                                                                  "I still do wish that this was more of a strap-on experience" That's what she said. Is that still a thing?

                                                                  • Psychonaut Gamer
                                                                    Psychonaut Gamer  5 hours back

                                                                    Sinse weed is legal in Canada, then why the fuck wouldn't you do one of these videos stoned? Linus is officially un-cool.

                                                                    • Chaos Corner
                                                                      Chaos Corner  5 hours back

                                                                      Soft touch always ends up as a sticky mess after a few years.

                                                                      • Seraph X2
                                                                        Seraph X2  6 hours back

                                                                        oh hah. he's got the replica sword from the last samurai i got that same one..stand and everything.

                                                                        • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                                                                          〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  6 hours back

                                                                          Even if for some reason your paying $1500 too $2000 doesn't make the price of the valve index justified or worth while. All the headsets at the moment are overpriced making them not worth while. :(

                                                                          • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                                                                            〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  6 hours back

                                                                            Is it easy to disable the headphones completely so you can just use your surround sound speakers

                                                                            • rufftuffman rufftuffman

                                                                              sensors midel finger shows brutal murdering rigth on youtube

                                                                              • OctoMan PC's
                                                                                OctoMan PC's  7 hours back

                                                                                for $1200 you get the HMD, Controllers, Sensors and a CAT!

                                                                                • Brecht Guillemyn
                                                                                  Brecht Guillemyn  7 hours back

                                                                                  it would be cool to be your kid

                                                                                  • ThangMD
                                                                                    ThangMD  7 hours back

                                                                                    Can you just buy the controllers and use it with vive?

                                                                                    • tSp289
                                                                                      tSp289  5 hours back

                                                                                      Nah, if you could do that I bet that's what everyone would do. Pretty sure they'll lock you out of that.

                                                                                  • Garrett's Apple and N U T Crumble

                                                                                    I'll get VR in like 2030, when I can afford it. Ill be 33...

                                                                                    • tSp289
                                                                                      tSp289  5 hours back

                                                                                      What you need to do is get a soul-destroying 6 day a week job including nights that makes you hate yourself and humankind but gives you a fat(ish) bonus. That got me my current VR setup, racing wheel and water-cooled 1080ti. Then if you survive your first mental breakdown you can become a student again and still keep all the stuff!

                                                                                  • William Fong
                                                                                    William Fong  8 hours back

                                                                                    Linux need more exercise or atleast more stamina training... He sound like he just ran marathon lol

                                                                                    • Radical Larry
                                                                                      Radical Larry  8 hours back

                                                                                      Cable managment?? Whats that? *laughs in Oculus Quest*

                                                                                      • Cody Leslie
                                                                                        Cody Leslie  8 hours back

                                                                                        Oculus Rift S is definitely the best bang for your buck in my opinion, absolutely love mine.

                                                                                        • Maximus Crown
                                                                                          Maximus Crown  9 hours back

                                                                                          Who would have thought that when you said you pulled some strings you meant you sent your cat to go get one for you....

                                                                                          • jim bob
                                                                                            jim bob  9 hours back

                                                                                            3:17 dont let apple see this, updating something and letting you use old hardware with it will literally cause a nuclear explosion at their HQ.