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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 7 754

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  3 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...

    • sintrix2020
      sintrix2020  7 hours back

      actually it's an insanely awesome headset ;)

    • bobotron
      bobotron  5 days back

      @FlashSlit no need for swaring my china

    • FlashSlit
      FlashSlit  5 days back

      Alex A ITS $400 YOU FRICKTARD

    • Trainer from wii sports
      Trainer from wii sports  5 days back

      Unless you want the knuckles controllers

  • Daniel Bernardo
    Daniel Bernardo  17 minutes back

    I wish it was more of a strap on experience. - Linus 2019

    • XmasterlinkxX
      XmasterlinkxX  26 minutes back

      Fun Fact, If you're a fellow Canadian, the Index is now available for purchase alongside the announcement of half life alyx

      • Timo Putzer
        Timo Putzer  33 minutes back

        Severed heads flying around spewing blood everywhere is not a problem, but he pixelates the finger. Anglo-Saxons... ^ _ ^

        • skirne -
          skirne -  53 minutes back

          Linus prefers the "strap on experience"

          • David Humphries
            David Humphries  3 hours back

            We all know why we are here

            • Luciano Armstrong
              Luciano Armstrong  3 hours back

              came here because of half life: alyx.
              now im a bit worried

              • David Somers
                David Somers  4 hours back

                Thank goodness Half-Life Alyx will actually make use of the finger tracking.

                • SantianoBe
                  SantianoBe  4 hours back

                  Oh my God.... Did you just censor the middle finger on a screen??? That is the lamest thing I've seen in a while. Sad really.

                  • F4RZ
                    F4RZ  4 hours back

                    Now with half life alyx i guess its time to sell my kidney...

                    • Alexander Kharitonov
                      Alexander Kharitonov  4 hours back

                      Why in all the reviews of different helmets never talk about whether it is possible to use this helmet with glasses? Is it possible to use this helmet with glasses?
                      I have diopter glasses and I am currently using an Oculus S helmet, which has no problem with glasses.

                      How is it with the Valve Index helmet?

                      • Alexander Kharitonov
                        Alexander Kharitonov  12 minutes back

                        There is no such problem in the Oculus S helmet. But thanks for the answer!

                      • Zolee
                        Zolee  2 hours back

                        Depends on how thick your glasses are.
                        Plano lenses are relatively cheap compared to prescription lenses and will protect your HMD's lenses.

                        Either way: It is not advised to use your glasses with any VR HMD because there is a possibility of scratching your headset's lenses.

                    • Zach Durocher
                      Zach Durocher  5 hours back

                      Ooo nice pro controller skins
                      are they dbrand?

                      • Zach Durocher
                        Zach Durocher  5 hours back

                        google cardboard master race

                        • FrankiE Martinez
                          FrankiE Martinez  5 hours back

                          whose here after half life alyx was announced? lol

                          • Robert Siegfried
                            Robert Siegfried  6 hours back

                            Is it possible to use those controllers with another headset?

                            • CEO of Vibe checks
                              CEO of Vibe checks  6 hours back

                              3:32 bruh this man had to pay extra for the cat

                              • COFFEECUP
                                COFFEECUP  8 hours back

                                Half-Life : Alyx is ready

                                • DashingCruz
                                  DashingCruz  10 hours back

                                  Couldn’t agree more, cats are indeed the worse

                                  • Nt Cat
                                    Nt Cat  10 hours back

                                    VR is the future of gaming. But it’s not there yet. The picture quality is bad (like cartoons), games are simple because so few players actually have access to Vr device. I’ll just wait a few years before it becomes popular. For now I’ll stick with my 2080ti and 4K display.

                                    • JIM Husky
                                      JIM Husky  11 hours back

                                      Half Life

                                      • datboialexj
                                        datboialexj  11 hours back

                                        i hope to get one for christmas but i need to act fast or its gonna be out of stock completely

                                        • awesomeiMike
                                          awesomeiMike  13 hours back

                                          Might have to get that to play half life alyx

                                        • Matthew
                                          Matthew  13 hours back

                                          Shadow attack: 12:49

                                          • Руслан Мустафаев

                                            Shadow of the Cat Raider

                                            • The Free Gamer
                                              The Free Gamer  14 hours back

                                              3:33 does the cat come with the vr headset ?
                                              it's so cute

                                              • S.Mehdi Mousavi
                                                S.Mehdi Mousavi  14 hours back

                                                Anyone here after Half life alyx trailer?

                                                • Spark NiyoMatrix
                                                  Spark NiyoMatrix  5 hours back

                                                  Yes

                                                • Noobz4Hire
                                                  Noobz4Hire  6 hours back

                                                  Me! I’m looking for a good (money isn’t a issue) VR without needing to mount anything. Any suggestions?

                                                • Thiago Vidal
                                                  Thiago Vidal  8 hours back

                                                  lol Yes... Up to now I didn't feel I had a reason to own a VR headset... Now I'm all over Index video reviews and I'm convinced.

                                                • Justin
                                                  Justin  8 hours back

                                                  Here and about to be $2.5k poorer

                                                • Charles B
                                                  Charles B  9 hours back

                                                  Same, but I don't know anything about VR, but that Trailer looks incredible. I don't get the base station stuff either, (you can add more cameras?) I'm at a loss on following the tech. And I would still need to upgrade my PC (I have a laptop). I'm unsure about VR stuff, but you can't beat a half life game.

                                              • Hmbs
                                                Hmbs  14 hours back

                                                Funny seeing a Wii U sitting under that TV. Good to see it still gets some love

                                                • creeper gaming
                                                  creeper gaming  17 hours back

                                                  Would it be a good idea to go from a wmr headset to a vive?

                                                  • Eyy Dooga
                                                    Eyy Dooga  18 hours back

                                                    Don’t care how nice it is. $1000? Hellllll no

                                                    • Prime Novo
                                                      Prime Novo  1 days back

                                                      if your good at designing and custimasasing ore find one hoo is good can make the plastick to straps I have bout that headset pack and thot the same and i decided to make it my self (DIY) but I had to get my sister to measure my head but otherwise it was quite easy... so but if u finde one hoo´s better then my self go for it highly recommend it

                                                      • ZeroOne130
                                                        ZeroOne130  1 days back

                                                        Index comes with cat too?. Wow.

                                                        • Andrew VR
                                                          Andrew VR  1 days back

                                                          The index for me isnt goox enough. It requires a plug to power it where it should be powered from the pc and its not using inside out tracking and its not an oled display. It should be powered by a usb c port. I dont understand it

                                                          • Toyss
                                                            Toyss  1 days back

                                                            You need to review "The Void"

                                                            • Joe
                                                              Joe  2 days back

                                                              I totally pumped my fist when he said 120hz.

                                                              • Jacob Dorn
                                                                Jacob Dorn  2 days back

                                                                "Prefer a strap-on experience" "deep inside that hole right there" ha

                                                              • Poppa Jack
                                                                Poppa Jack  2 days back

                                                                VR was never dead mr linus. Its bloody great fun, and everybody i've had over to test my rift cv1 or rift S have all agreed.
                                                                Was the title just intended as bullshit clickbait maybe. Sorry linus but your opinion is just that....your opinion.

                                                                • JonyTones
                                                                  JonyTones  2 days back

                                                                  Linus still has a Wii U?

                                                                  • JoeOfCourse
                                                                    JoeOfCourse  2 days back

                                                                    Badminton. I forgot there was things less manly than tennis.

                                                                    • Chase Thompson
                                                                      Chase Thompson  2 days back

                                                                      So we’re supposed to take advice from a guy who chose the vice over the oculus

                                                                      • Zakaria Aourzag
                                                                        Zakaria Aourzag  3 days back

                                                                        Is it me or did he say "Vive index"?

                                                                        • Opt
                                                                          Opt  3 days back

                                                                          11:59 Linus has some strange kinks...

                                                                          • Dirk Diggler
                                                                            Dirk Diggler  3 days back

                                                                            12:01 Secrets revealed

                                                                            • Dirk Diggler
                                                                              Dirk Diggler  3 days back

                                                                              shave that beck bro

                                                                              • Dreamy
                                                                                Dreamy  3 days back

                                                                                VR is dead

                                                                                • Alan Wright
                                                                                  Alan Wright  3 days back

                                                                                  19:31 Anyone know what that game is called?

                                                                                  • Popa Dan
                                                                                    Popa Dan  3 days back

                                                                                    Hehe, I bet this video will get a lot of new views because the new Half-Life.

                                                                                    • binx.
                                                                                      binx.  3 days back

                                                                                      Bruh there a cat in your box

                                                                                      • SnorGTraPz
                                                                                        SnorGTraPz  3 days back

                                                                                        15:09 look at the reflection of the headset you cant hide things from us linus now we know whats behind the censorship