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

12 Aug 2019
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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 5 Monate
    • LOCURA! Lmao A joke said 5 months ago about other cheap VR units are for peasants. Fine I take it back lol. Now VR contact lens are king and any other trash head units are for peasants like you.

      Gamer PrestigeGamer PrestigeVor 7 Stunden
    • @Gamer Prestige people like you are why the VR community fails. You are trying to divide two different headset owners that all have love for VR but why? shame on you.

      LOCURA!LOCURA!Vor 8 Stunden
    • @FlyingFree333 you have nothing to back up this statement. my quest is AMAZING

      LOCURA!LOCURA!Vor 8 Stunden
    • I still have the rift cv1... but i love it so i wonder what the index or S would be like😍

      Pixel_Pixel_Vor 3 Tage
    • Kamel so it should be for the price

      James -James -Vor 12 Tage
  • 3:32 Ah i see the Valve Index comes with a Cat. Interesting

    Spino GamingSpino GamingVor 57 Minuten
  • and ups the box and a cat appears!!! LOL

    SENJUSENJUVor 6 Stunden
  • (3:32) Is the Kitty included in all versions of the set?

  • 4:42 Did he say smell accessory?!

    Michael PaulsenMichael PaulsenVor 12 Stunden
  • kitty! more vr content sir!

    Alexander FieldsAlexander FieldsVor 14 Stunden
  • 22:18 Who's operating the camera?

    Guillermo OrtizGuillermo OrtizVor 15 Stunden

    David KarlssonDavid KarlssonVor 17 Stunden
  • Actually.. let's talk about the cat in the box lol! 🤣

    GG GGGG GGVor 20 Stunden
  • 3:33 typical cat move

    MPMPVor 22 Stunden
  • i expect the answer to be no but will this all run with a gtx 1060?

    Friedrich WilhelmFriedrich WilhelmVor Tag
    • I think it will, but not perfectly.

      Zero001 LPZero001 LPVor 7 Stunden
  • 3:33 Finally a Pre-order perk I'd actually want.

    adamklam1adamklam1Vor Tag
  • Did the cat say help

    Derek GowansDerek GowansVor Tag
  • I waited for decades and got Valve Index and Half-Life: Alyx...who thought it would be Portal 3 or Half-Life 3?

    PratyushGamingPratyushGamingVor 2 Tage
  • By far the best review ive watched!

    High Ground Zero ToleranceHigh Ground Zero ToleranceVor 2 Tage
  • I think vr is boring if you don't have your own room where nobody disturbs you otherwise you don't even have time to play parents want to watch TV BTW to play you need lot of money for equipment and games

    • @Zero001 LP or "KAT loco"

    • @Ka KAKAKAMILLLO Well, you should have been prepared to do so then.

      Zero001 LPZero001 LPVor 17 Stunden
    • ​@Zero001 LP I have enough space but I need to rearrange the furniture something like "Cyberith Virtualizer"

    • @Ka KAKAKAMILLLO Why should they reduce the game zone? It's the games that set this, it is very clearly stated with "seated play", "standing play" and "roomscale play". It's you just being a dumbass not paying attention to warnings and checking everything before buying.

      Zero001 LPZero001 LPVor 18 Stunden
    • @jarrod1937 I'm not happy because I got bored vr there is nothing to do for it would pay off to put on a head set. I can start the VRchat pc version other games on vr are short 1-3-5h I have too small a room to play when I want to and I rarely do it because you have to move the furniture Vive should reduce the game zone

  • Dude I love your videos and the sponsorships you take on but come on the valve bs is over priced and the rift s has it beat hands down. Must be nice to get review copy's of items. without having to spend all the money just to get the company more sales. But then again you get a kick back from that which im not mad about but I honestly do feel like this is soooooooooo bias its sickening just because they sponsored your video your gonna speak great about this product give me an effing break.

    Kevin VHKevin VHVor 2 Tage
    • I am not sure if you can call someone out for being biased when product A is twice as expensive as product B, yet is superior in nearly all stats (pretty much all except price). A is the index, B is the Rift S. Refresh rate up to 144Hz versus 80Hz (and yes it matters, I get sick somewhat even at 90Hz). The resolution is a lot higher on the Index (25% higher), and even with the lowered SDE from their optics, it'll still suffer actual resolution issues in game. Audio is better on the Index (based on all reviews I've ever seen) than on the Rift S. While the camera based tracking looks to have been vastly improved, the lighthouse/base station tracking still proves superior, but admittedly the performance gap is getting pretty small now. With that said, there are merits to both purchases and you should purchase the one you feel is the best for your requirements and budget. To some, like me, the Index is a better purchase, purely from the raw specifications that are better on the Index over the Rift S. Even better is I had a OG Vive, so in theory I would only have had to spend an extra $350 for the Index since the base stations are compatible (I got the full set anyways, may resell my whole Vive setup).

      jarrod1937jarrod1937Vor 19 Stunden
  • Can’t focus, the cat is in the box

    1968 Ford Mustang California Special1968 Ford Mustang California SpecialVor 3 Tage
  • Remove the Shadow. Who likes cats anymore? 😂

    AboveAverage SirAboveAverage SirVor 3 Tage
  • Nah i pass. Dont want to look like an idiot playing.

    ChulofersoChulofersoVor 3 Tage
    • Then just close yourself in your room.

      Zero001 LPZero001 LPVor Tag
  • Linus: VR is dead Linus (with Index): Woah 144Hz?! VR isn't dead at all it's alive and well thank god for 144Hz that was the only barrier

    Callum HurleyCallum HurleyVor 3 Tage
  • Vr was never dead

    gammy gaminggammy gamingVor 3 Tage
  • you named your black cat shadow?...

    ImmunogoblinImmunogoblinVor 3 Tage
  • 12:01 strap on experience ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Atomic SkullAtomic SkullVor 3 Tage
  • Can anyone tell me if the game and / or the Valve Index will support a true left handed mode? Was this tested by any lefties inside or outside Valve? Before I drop $3k on an Index and a serious PC upgrade I need to get a concrete answer to this. The Index controllers look asymmetrical / side specific which is fine from an ergonomic stand point BUT can I flip controller sides in the support software or the game?

    Ed WilsonEd WilsonVor 3 Tage
    • My dad is left handed and it's more of a game/software question. Depends if the particular game you want to play supports it or now. The controllers themselves are symmetrical, so it's more of a matter of if the game supports swapping which hand is the dominant one. Though, in some games my dad was able to adjust easily enough even without any left/right hand options. So, the best I can say is research what games you're interested in playing and make sure, though in general a lot of games have it as a standard option, it's just not guaranteed to exist.

      jarrod1937jarrod1937Vor 19 Stunden
  • I came here for the video stayed because the cat

    OOF GamingOOF GamingVor 4 Tage
  • Getting this in 2 weeks for my 2080ti build I cant wait

    Slick RobotSlick RobotVor 4 Tage
  • 12:44 *Blurs out middle finger* *Doesn't blur out second middle finger*

    Brunswick EagleBrunswick EagleVor 4 Tage
  • Anybody else notice the cat fortress just off screen?

    Anders HowmannAnders HowmannVor 4 Tage
  • That's it, I'm getting one, i don't need new glasses or a phone anyway

    DashingCruzDashingCruzVor 4 Tage
  • your son is watching you (lmao)

    Mike Pagniello RenfreyMike Pagniello RenfreyVor 4 Tage
  • Excuse me in box... confusion

    Nin-_-DroidNin-_-DroidVor 4 Tage
  • i got a pulseway ad with linus in it LOL

    SmrungySmrungyVor 5 Tage
  • The quest its the best

    Bokʘv_ gamingBokʘv_ gamingVor 5 Tage
  • 12:02 wait what?

    Vike1Vike1Vor 5 Tage
  • if any cat did that at my place. that cat would be a lady purse the same day

    Major ZeroMajor ZeroVor 5 Tage

    Liase8Liase8Vor 6 Tage
  • 3:33 is that the cat barney an kleiner were talking about?

    artist 674artist 674Vor 6 Tage
  • it seems in every unboxing video in your living room the cat is always getting in the way so cute

    The Gameing roomThe Gameing roomVor 6 Tage
  • I couldn’t tell if the title and thumbnail were sarcastic or not.

    SappyJupiter37SappyJupiter37Vor 7 Tage
  • I’d buy it just for the cat.

    SappyJupiter37SappyJupiter37Vor 7 Tage
  • That cat really be vibin

    good memexdgood memexdVor 7 Tage
  • I fricking love that cat. More cat!

    Jim BeamJim BeamVor 7 Tage
  • whats dead is my wallet rn.

    Diana ChanDiana ChanVor 7 Tage
  • 11:59 pfftlol XD

    Judess 69erJudess 69erVor 7 Tage
  • Other than the weird middle finger to clench...(fade to black)

    Rogue CheddarRogue CheddarVor 7 Tage
  • Definitely not a first time ever unboxing. Maybe I missed the sarcasm. 🤷🏾‍♂️ 7:00 and 11:48 makes Linus’s comments at 10:20 laughable. I get it though. Get it in have fun with it and review later as if it’s the first time.

    JavonDGreenJavonDGreenVor 7 Tage
  • I have the first htc Vive and I can’t justify the upgrade until more good games come out for vr there is a lot of ok games and only a few actual good one. I’m hoping the valve index pushes the car market forward and gives us more great car games

    its meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeits meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVor 7 Tage
  • Just takes a god company to put out a worthwhile product to get everyone excited

    Brennan OrrBrennan OrrVor 7 Tage
  • 12:02 😏

    Bonk DonkusBonk DonkusVor 8 Tage
  • Linux likes the strap-on experience eh 😏

    Marc DMarc DVor 8 Tage
  • Shadow really wanted the bird

    DrReconXDrReconXVor 8 Tage
  • please use thumbsticks ya spastic

    wvnkwvnkVor 9 Tage
  • Should've gotten a dog Linus

    Vodka SlamVodka SlamVor 9 Tage
  • Why the cat

    Chris VanSickleChris VanSickleVor 9 Tage
  • "Deep inside that hole there" pop up for get the most comfortable underwear appears. Good timing guys xD

    DodoDodoVor 9 Tage
  • asshole cat

    GL NirjharGL NirjharVor 9 Tage
  • linus is canadian?

    chulian1819chulian1819Vor 10 Tage
  • 12:09 😳😳😳😳😳

    GorillaJamppaGorillaJamppaVor 10 Tage
  • anyone else get an ad from Linus in this video?

    JoshIsOkAtGamesJoshIsOkAtGamesVor 11 Tage