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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 7 436

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  2 months 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...

    • Daniel Elves
      Daniel Elves  58 minutes back

      And Windows MR as well. It's gotten a lot better

    • MrHarumakiSensei
      MrHarumakiSensei  1 days back

      @Alex A I don't think Linus can be expected to buy every piece of hardware people want him to review.

    • Marc-André Emond
      Marc-André Emond  1 weeks back

      @ANDRESH100 You must have a problem with your Rift S then because my brother and I both have a Rift S and we play Beat Saber with almost no issues.

    • WillieBaw
      WillieBaw  2 weeks back

      That's a very interesting PC right there

    • Drain The Swamp
      Drain The Swamp  2 weeks back

      Phillipe nope.... lol

  • Kaiser2005
    Kaiser2005  18 hours back

    12:02 "I do wish it was more of a strap on experience" Linus 2019

    • JokerFilmz
      JokerFilmz  19 hours back

      12:00 “I wish it was more of a strap on experience”

      • kingoftanks
        kingoftanks  19 hours back

        Omfg valve isn't allowing Australian's to buy anything to do with the index so no index controllers or index I have the money to buy one but I can't get it in my country without any dates announced on when I could get one

        • Lava Wolf 1221
          Lava Wolf 1221  24 hours back

          What kind of PC do you have?

          • Ani-mate
            Ani-mate  1 days back

            That was the most laid-back cat I've ever seen.

            • Derek Norpchen
              Derek Norpchen  2 days back

              Got a question about upgrading my VR PC, using an original Vive right now. I currently have a Evga 1070 Sc and an I7 6700k, ( and 32gb ram + ssd's ). I want to buy an Index, but I'm not sure if I should buy the full 2080ti or a 2080 super and a faster cpu. I play demanding games like Project Cars 2 and Dirty Rally. I'd like to spend a total of 1200$, any suggestions?

              • axel william
                axel william  2 days back

                i just love when people say "PC's don't cost $2000 you can just build one for way less" meanwhile in australia where everything costs at least 40-50% more over here: *IMA HAVE TO STOP YOU RIGHT THERE BUCKO*

                • HydroViperKing
                  HydroViperKing  2 days back

                  4:55
                  I give this headset a 10/10 because apparently cats like the box

                  • HydroViperKing
                    HydroViperKing  2 days back

                    Sorry but, by stereotype, I need to ask you something. Why don’t you say, “eh”?

                    • Unwanted Commentary
                      Unwanted Commentary  2 days back

                      silly cat

                      • Raizor Endenium
                        Raizor Endenium  2 days back

                        Too bad LTT supports Communism now.

                        • Gabe knotts
                          Gabe knotts  2 days back

                          Can’t wait for there to be a version of this with out any wires

                          • Flap Flap
                            Flap Flap  3 days back

                            wait shadows the name of my cat

                            • Chugnut
                              Chugnut  3 days back

                              pls donate me money, i really want a vr headset. Shite Kudasai!

                              • Nolan Buhler
                                Nolan Buhler  3 days back

                                What about the star VR one?

                                • Anonymous User
                                  Anonymous User  3 days back

                                  How is anyone in Canada supposed to purchase an index kit? my heart is broken. Someone tell me how to get one out here. I don’t know anyone in America who can help me in that sense.
                                  If anyone in Canada that owns an index kit and is reading this *cough* Linus *cough* please tell me how you did it.

                                  • xCodTV
                                    xCodTV  4 days back

                                    The cat is included?😂

                                    • TwiztedZed
                                      TwiztedZed  4 days back

                                      ordered this but requested a full refund after i saw that there was no cat included like in Linus's package at 3:31

                                      • Buff popeye
                                        Buff popeye  4 days back

                                        3:32 lol. i thought that they shipped a cat

                                        • David Cameron
                                          David Cameron  4 days back

                                          "Maybe VR isn't dead after all"? Meanwhile, Oculus Quest is selling faster than they can manufacture them. And sales of software titles are still climbing.

                                          Sensationalist clickbait titles like this are what influence me to unsubscribe from a channel. Which I just did here.

                                          • Kyle Kavanagh
                                            Kyle Kavanagh  4 days back

                                            3:32 are gonna ignore the cat in the box 😅😅😅

                                            • richard hockey
                                              richard hockey  5 days back

                                              ninja cat says 'don't buy the index, buy oculus instead'

                                              • Brandon7219
                                                Brandon7219  5 days back

                                                lmao. do you get demonitized if you show a video game middle finger?

                                                • majorPhysics
                                                  majorPhysics  5 days back

                                                  Yea, sucks that I STILL CANT BUY ONE IN CANADA. VALVE I WILL GIVE YOU MY MONEY WTH.

                                                  • Layne Bradigan
                                                    Layne Bradigan  5 days back

                                                    What promo code did you enter for the cat? I was slightly disappointed when mine arrived.... #vrcat

                                                    • David Oswald
                                                      David Oswald  5 days back

                                                      A wired VR headset in 2019?! Come ON Valve, again........ 2019 - wireless! :O

                                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                                        EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                        You don't understand what wireless VR is. 802.11ay is very expensive and not everyone has a pci3.0 1x slot and a top-shelf CPU to run it. Wireless VR is cool, and I love my adapter for my Vive Pro, but not everyone can have it or afford it. Maybe in 5-10 years when MB manufactures have 60ghz hardware as part of the PCB and most CPUs can run it easily, then there will be a valid reason to complain about VR kits not having built-in Wireless function.

                                                    • Uncle Ham
                                                      Uncle Ham  5 days back

                                                      Cat must be paid actress

                                                      • C҉ R҉ A҉ S҉ S҉
                                                        C҉ R҉ A҉ S҉ S҉  6 days back

                                                        I bought the controllers and am planning on selling my vive and replacing it with the index headset. I do like my audio headstrap better so this one won't be a bother for me.

                                                        • Charles Bern
                                                          Charles Bern  6 days back

                                                          I didn't get the cat in my kit.

                                                          • Mason Ford
                                                            Mason Ford  6 days back

                                                            If only they made a cheaper version that I could take with me places and also had oled. Oh wait...



                                                            Oculus Quest

                                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                                              EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                              I have a Quest and Index. They are not even remotely alike. Quest is more like a gameboy. It's disingenuous to compare it to PC-VR kits.

                                                          • kurisu7885
                                                            kurisu7885  6 days back

                                                            Um, I spent 800 on my current gaming PC and I can play VR just fine.

                                                            • kurisu7885
                                                              kurisu7885  6 days back

                                                              Hey, yours came wit ha free cat.

                                                              • Tony
                                                                Tony  6 days back

                                                                VR doesn't die when it's released the same year.. You don't just declare something like that. Give it a chance with some time to form your opinion before you jump to conclusions. Maybe some patience? I mean, when android phones came out for the first time, nobody said android was dead.. ...unless... your phone's battery has no charge.

                                                                • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                  EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                                  VR has been around since 2016 and has been growing at a very fast rate. LTT is just full of casuals that don't want to put in the extra time and money to play VR.

                                                              • Saphyr Seraph
                                                                Saphyr Seraph  1 weeks back

                                                                so he want's a Strapon Expirience?..............alrighty im out

                                                                • Girl On A Quest
                                                                  Girl On A Quest  1 weeks back

                                                                  I paid more attention to his dirty computer than anything else.

                                                                  • John Grayson
                                                                    John Grayson  1 weeks back

                                                                    Still love my psvr

                                                                    • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                      EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                                      Oh man, psvr is horrible, by far the worst VR system, sorry to say. You'll absolutely shit your pants when you get to try a legit VR system. Hell, even the Quest is 10000x better than anything the PSVR can offer.

                                                                  • nwpilot81
                                                                    nwpilot81  1 weeks back

                                                                    VR: Pink Eye pass through since 2015

                                                                    • Scire Facias
                                                                      Scire Facias  1 weeks back

                                                                      Linus Tech Tips you should try minecraft rtx in vr its breathtaking.

                                                                      • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                        EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                                        Minecraft RTX hasn't been released yet, it will happen next year sometime and very doubtful it would run at a playable framerate on flatscreen, let alone, VR.

                                                                    • Uuly aoth
                                                                      Uuly aoth  1 weeks back

                                                                      VR wasn't dead before this. What a clickbaity moron.

                                                                      • Em P
                                                                        Em P  1 weeks back

                                                                        my knuckles come in soon FUCCK JEAAAHHHH

                                                                        • Clive HG Lee
                                                                          Clive HG Lee  1 weeks back

                                                                          IT COMES WITH A CUTE CAT??!

                                                                          • NuttyRage Gaming
                                                                            NuttyRage Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                                            Anyone know why valve index isn't available on Canada?! Not on amazon and not even on the steam store, on the steam store says not available in my country 😑

                                                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                              EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                                              Valve does not ship hardware to Canada, it's always been the case. They just don't have the connections and infrastructure setup to do so. No reports of that changing either.

                                                                          • Eric Tong
                                                                            Eric Tong  1 weeks back

                                                                            Still wouldn't trade the HMD from a Vive to an Index and give up wireless. I will, however, be upgrading to knuckles when I can.

                                                                            • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                              EVOLICIOUS  5 days back

                                                                              I have a vive pro with wireless adapter, i haven't touched it since i got my Index. It's well-worth trading wireless for the crazy high-fidelity of the Index.

                                                                          • Taut Tech / Minus Managed Music

                                                                            Kitty looking for a new litter tray.

                                                                            • איתמר ערב
                                                                              איתמר ערב  1 weeks back

                                                                              "I do still wish it was more of a... Strap on experience?"

                                                                              • questor55
                                                                                questor55  1 weeks back

                                                                                Excellent in every way, thanks. but thumbs down for blurring out the index finger. That is a pussy move

                                                                                • II Got3nks II
                                                                                  II Got3nks II  1 weeks back

                                                                                  wait, does this shit come with a cat?