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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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    We had almost completely lost faith in the progress of consumer VR products... until the Valve Index arrived at our office.

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  • 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...

    • Daniil Bogdanov
      Daniil Bogdanov  3 hours back

      I'm really happy with my rift s, works amazing and i had only few issues with a software

    • Caden Knox
      Caden Knox  4 hours back

      Zenroy bruh

    • Mikolaj Mandziejewicz
      Mikolaj Mandziejewicz  9 hours back

      @andyman820 just get a last gen set of lighthouses. Saves you a bit of money.

    • Mikolaj Mandziejewicz
      Mikolaj Mandziejewicz  9 hours back

      @Elaf Khan did ypu watch the video though? The quest has less than half the refresh rate of the index, less accurate trackinv etc. All for a similar price of just the index headset. And valve can sell the index at manufacturing price compared the quest whose price is marked up.

    • NikoKun
      NikoKun  12 hours back

      @FlyingFree333 Total misconceptions. Haters spread a lot of nonsense misinformation around, just cause things didn't go exactly the way they wanted. But literally everything you said was false.
      They've done more than almost anyone else for VR. They've helped lots of small developers get started and grow into something more. And I always get absolutely great service from their customer support.
      They've funded some great projects and partnered with most the other leading VR companies towards developing standards. And now they're growing the VR industry faster than anyone else, by going the affordable-hardware route with the Oculus Quest, which is better than making a $1000 headset no one can afford and few devs will make games specifically for. Just watch, it'll be the most popular headset by far, after the holidays, that's not harming the industry, that's growing it.

    ERIKREID1  2 minutes back

    The one main thing that is holding me up from upgrading is wireless capability as I have it on my VIVE.

    • DarK Sider
      DarK Sider  1 hours back

      My "cleaning the pc" ocd is kicked when I saw you pull the pc out the cabinet when it has so much dust on the front....My brain was telling me "For the love of god, please give that pc more life."

      • Wakaziar
        Wakaziar  2 hours back

        Jesus, I was so close to getting the Vive pro, willing to spend the extra money for the premium experience. But from what I can see I’ll instead get the index for less and it’s better. I’ll have an RTX 2080 and i9 9700K to run it so performance is no issue.

        Please tell me if there is anything I’m missing?
        It almost seems to good to be true

        • Chris Harris
          Chris Harris  2 hours back

          Still running my 980ti best card ever

          • Super Saiyan Animation
            Super Saiyan Animation  2 hours back

            Linus said strap on experience

            • xea 124
              xea 124  2 hours back

              Vr was never dead anyway big games and big innovations are still hapenning

              • axserwz 09
                axserwz 09  3 hours back

                Valve out here making everything except part 3's to their games

                • EpicAd3
                  EpicAd3  3 hours back

                  No it’s not dead, I hate it when people say that

                  • Caden Knox
                    Caden Knox  4 hours back

                    He didn’t even play no man’s sky...

                    • Art Sin
                      Art Sin  4 hours back

                      Oculus rift S!!

                      • joe
                        joe  5 hours back

                        VR ain't a fad. It's here to stay. And the stuff today is nothing compared to the future

                        • Paul Baitson
                          Paul Baitson  6 hours back

                          Rift S is good no doubt and a much simpler setup it's just plug in and go, as it's summer right now I find it hard to wear the Index for longer than half an hour because it gets so hot.

                          • DEaD-'-RiSE
                            DEaD-'-RiSE  6 hours back


                            • Terranigma
                              Terranigma  7 hours back

                              Kudos for not throwing your cat over your shoulder, some would have.

                              • Baba Yaga
                                Baba Yaga  7 hours back

                                Vr was never dead, games like pavlov have so many players

                                • Indigo Montari
                                  Indigo Montari  8 hours back

                                  If I fits I sits

                                  • SlipliN
                                    SlipliN  10 hours back

                                    i will buy becouse of the cat

                                    • Robert Clithero
                                      Robert Clithero  11 hours back

                                      "More of a strap on experience"

                                      • TheGameCake
                                        TheGameCake  11 hours back

                                        how the cat get in there

                                        • Thicc Memes
                                          Thicc Memes  12 hours back

                                          15:04 that thumb though

                                          • First Last
                                            First Last  12 hours back

                                            Reduced motion sickness is a huge thing for me. Every VR headset I've tried gave me a lot of motion sickness after 10 minutes.

                                            • András Tamás Kovács
                                              András Tamás Kovács  15 hours back

                                              Are we living in a so sensitive world right now, that you have to censore the middle finger? That's almost that sad, like the amasonas burning.

                                              • Joseph Morgan
                                                Joseph Morgan  16 hours back

                                                One of the biggest upgrades for me from the vive pro to the index is the edge to edge clarity. I love it. Wish the knuckles analog sticks felt better to click though.

                                                • Ryv Mutsu
                                                  Ryv Mutsu  16 hours back

                                                  Your segways are rather magnificent! Much appreciated for the review and finer points ^^

                                                  • Nobody
                                                    Nobody  17 hours back

                                                    I have been watching your guy's videos forever, WHEN DID YOU GET A CAT?

                                                    • Kino Baxton
                                                      Kino Baxton  17 hours back

                                                      I got to play onward with this. Will be way easier to judge who's on my team

                                                      • John Dupre
                                                        John Dupre  18 hours back

                                                        "Holding a meat handle", dude you are sooooo gay.

                                                        • WoOsKii 1
                                                          WoOsKii 1  24 hours back

                                                          Did you get one with FULLY working thumbsticks? Can they click when pushed up/ down/ left/ right? I'm guessing you got good ones because you didn't say anything about their "quirks"... And your Linus frekin tech tips LoL. Would Valve send you "designed that way" controllers? I'm really curious...

                                                          • SpurnOfHumanity
                                                            SpurnOfHumanity  1 days back

                                                            Like father, like son.

                                                            • SpurnOfHumanity
                                                              SpurnOfHumanity  1 days back

                                                              *I really don't like Beat Saber. Too much movement involved.*

                                                              • Hakeem Hakim
                                                                Hakeem Hakim  1 days back

                                                                upgrade the lenses in the original vive and you have a headset that is better than the vive pro and almost as good as the index....makes a world of difference!

                                                                • Paul Grass
                                                                  Paul Grass  1 days back

                                                                  Who said VR was dead in the first place...

                                                                  • Catheriiine
                                                                    Catheriiine  1 days back

                                                                    Why does Linus sound so sad in this video :(

                                                                    • Ashcrack
                                                                      Ashcrack  1 days back

                                                                      Strap on experience

                                                                      • E
                                                                        E  1 days back

                                                                        Vr was never dead

                                                                        • AsHellBored
                                                                          AsHellBored  1 days back

                                                                          Have you tried the new HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset? 2160 x 2160 resolution per eye, 114° field of view

                                                                          • Mshojat
                                                                            Mshojat  1 days back

                                                                            *_HOLY CRAP THAT BOX IS HUGE, WTF?!_*

                                                                            • AlexVids
                                                                              AlexVids  1 days back

                                                                              my psvr is awesome. love it.

                                                                              • scoobysnacks209
                                                                                scoobysnacks209  1 days back

                                                                                linus wishes this was "more of a strap on experience"

                                                                                • Rorschach review
                                                                                  Rorschach review  1 days back

                                                                                  vr was never dead dude

                                                                                  • ChronoXShadow
                                                                                    ChronoXShadow  1 days back

                                                                                    Who cares about the VR set! We wanna see some pussy! By that, I mean that cute kitten furball.

                                                                                    • hatE85
                                                                                      hatE85  1 days back

                                                                                      Did you break it? 😘

                                                                                      • AnOrdinaryMelon
                                                                                        AnOrdinaryMelon  1 days back

                                                                                        $1000 Headset?

                                                                                        Linus: Let’s sit on it

                                                                                        • Ben L
                                                                                          Ben L  1 days back

                                                                                          So if i buy one does it get shipped with a cat aswell? If thats the case im definitely considering it

                                                                                          • Archer
                                                                                            Archer  1 days back

                                                                                            love how you blur the middle finger, but you still play a game where you're decapitating people. lol

                                                                                            • Jorge Franco
                                                                                              Jorge Franco  1 days back

                                                                                              Classic! if the Cat dont shows up its not a Tue VR Video!

                                                                                              • The Sideshow
                                                                                                The Sideshow  1 days 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!