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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 6 604

  • 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  6 hours back

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

    • Sleethpow
      Sleethpow  9 hours back

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

    • CHRIS C
      CHRIS C  20 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  21 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  1 days 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.

  • scoobysnacks209
    scoobysnacks209  20 minutes back

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

    • Rorschach review
      Rorschach review  37 minutes back

      vr was never dead dude

      • ChronoXShadow
        ChronoXShadow  1 hours back

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

        • hatE85
          hatE85  1 hours back

          Did you break it? 😘

          • AnOrdinaryMelon
            AnOrdinaryMelon  3 hours back

            $1000 Headset?

            Linus: Let’s sit on it

            • Ben L
              Ben L  3 hours back

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

              • Archer
                Archer  4 hours back

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

                • Jorge Franco
                  Jorge Franco  4 hours back

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

                  • The Sideshow
                    The Sideshow  5 hours 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  5 hours back

                      strap-on experience... ah ok

                      • BestBroseph
                        BestBroseph  6 hours back

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

                        • ThePolarised
                          ThePolarised  7 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  7 hours back

                            12:00 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                            • robert rossiter
                              robert rossiter  10 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  12 hours back

                                *Cat not included*

                                • Orange Juice
                                  Orange Juice  13 hours back

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

                                  • Binjallaf Alremaithi
                                    Binjallaf Alremaithi  15 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  16 hours back

                                      Nobody said VR was dead, Linus you dolt.

                                      • Jadesprite
                                        Jadesprite  16 hours back

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

                                        • ̇ ͜ʟ ̇
                                          ̇ ͜ʟ ̇  16 hours back

                                          It's not wireless.

                                          • Nick Tumi
                                            Nick Tumi  16 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  17 hours back

                                                Cat take over.

                                                • Mr. Green Frog
                                                  Mr. Green Frog  17 hours back

                                                  I’m really excited for the Vive Cosmos!

                                                  • Excalibur 104
                                                    Excalibur 104  17 hours back

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

                                                    • inoscopedMLK
                                                      inoscopedMLK  18 hours back

                                                      Lmao Vr was never dead

                                                      • Rodrigo Fernandez
                                                        Rodrigo Fernandez  19 hours back

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

                                                        • zombiemoses
                                                          zombiemoses  20 hours back

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

                                                          • Luke Borg
                                                            Luke Borg  20 hours back

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

                                                            • Delasio
                                                              Delasio  20 hours back

                                                              You should've tried pavlov.

                                                              • TheM3ta_
                                                                TheM3ta_  21 hours back

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

                                                                • ehyoumon
                                                                  ehyoumon  22 hours back

                                                                  Such a bullshit review lol, VR never died

                                                                  • Baba Yaga
                                                                    Baba Yaga  22 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) ..so yea,i wonder did Linus wear his Sandals on the wedding as well??! Hmmmm...🤔🤔🤔

                                                                    • Baba Yaga
                                                                      Baba Yaga  22 hours back

                                                                      CAT shot - was EPIC😂😂😂😂

                                                                      • mortender
                                                                        mortender  22 hours back

                                                                        Frasing 🤣🤣🤪

                                                                        • ViperGTX88
                                                                          ViperGTX88  24 hours back

                                                                          12:00 ROFL......

                                                                          • Vero Pag
                                                                            Vero Pag  1 days 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  1 days 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  1 days back

                                                                                I might finally upgrade from my original Vive.


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

                                                                                • Matthew Wilton
                                                                                  Matthew Wilton  1 days back

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

                                                                                  • Aplussnake
                                                                                    Aplussnake  1 days back

                                                                                    Are we just ignoring the cat the box

                                                                                    • thought criminal
                                                                                      thought criminal  1 days back

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

                                                                                      • Kezzic
                                                                                        Kezzic  1 days back

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

                                                                                        • Bobby Morelli
                                                                                          Bobby Morelli  1 days back

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

                                                                                          • Merzary
                                                                                            Merzary  1 days back

                                                                                            11:58 Thats what she said

                                                                                            • thegamer1to9
                                                                                              thegamer1to9  1 days 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


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                                                                                              • ahmed ha
                                                                                                ahmed ha  1 days 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