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

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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe 5 days ago +2381

    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...

    • hydzior
      hydzior 7 hours ago

      With fixed ipd. Not for everyone.

    • Gopnik Keikei
      Gopnik Keikei 8 hours ago

      Oculus Rift S is a solid NO, at least with my experience, maybe cuz I play Expert+++ Beat Saber levels lol

      HAZZARD Day ago

      VR is a waste of money and will never be a thing.

    • im the derpy
      im the derpy Day ago

      @Linus Tech Tips they will send it soon once they see this video

    • Logan Wightman
      Logan Wightman Day ago

      @FlyingFree333 Are you fucking kidding me?? Oculus is one of the only things keeping the VR industry afloat with their Rift S and Quest allowing people to have a seamless VR experience for less than half the price of Valve's offering. Am I saying that valve is charging too much? Absolutely not, but Oculus is the only one keeping the market competitive.

  • Everett Ward
    Everett Ward 14 seconds ago

    The cat in the box.... was alive.

  • loktar
    loktar 41 minute ago

    Great review, but as an owner of the Vive/Rift the only way I'm upgrading is for wireless at this point. That's the real game changer.

  • Wry
    Wry 47 minutes ago

    I don't believe GORN has proper full finger tracking support yet, it has preset combinations of buttons that represent a few hand expressions as you saw. Please find a proper game or maybe even a tech demo to show off the controllers.

  • pokeface119
    pokeface119 49 minutes ago

    I liked the Dell Mixed Reality, despite what "Reviewers" say, it was a LOT sturdier than it seems and over 2 years of punching walls full force over and over again it still hasn't broke xD
    (I also like how it has no limits on play space and you don't need to set it up like other VR sets, as well as liking the 300$ price tag on Newegg making it probably the cheapest 6 dimensional headset with controllers. The display is fantastic as well.)

  • Alex Flockhart
    Alex Flockhart Hour ago

    They are still using fresnel lenses? I'd much rather have clearer picture and a bit more weight


    Lmao got a quest cause I don’t have a $ 2000
    Pc lmao

  • Mexican Mario
    Mexican Mario Hour ago

    so can you play piano with these controllers

  • Joe Dirt
    Joe Dirt Hour ago

    Had the Index and loved it and its for sure the better HMD but the controllers are overrated and the "finger tracking" is analog and feels as such so might as well have physical buttons for each finger, prob would be more accurate to use.
    I sent my Index back because my PDI is like 2 points wider then their max plus its def not worth $1000, maybe $700 max and the lack of content for it, VR in general. 5 years maybe VR will be gold with better pc's and better displays and true VR content, ill try VR again.

  • KrazyKrzysztof
    KrazyKrzysztof 2 hours ago

    vr games are pretty shit but pron must be amazing on this beast

  • Rustley
    Rustley 3 hours ago

    Yeah yeah yeah, we get it, 1000 dollar valve index it's real cool and all... But where's the Oculus quest coverage? 400 dollars, no PC or phone or console needed, it's all in the headset already, no baystations or cameras needed, really good inside out tracking that's 1000x better than WMR tracking, there's some really nice rift ports on it, what about that?

  • Gucci
    Gucci 4 hours ago

    Linus been hitting the gym?

  • fNatyk
    fNatyk 4 hours ago

    11:59 Great sound bite..

  • fNatyk
    fNatyk 4 hours ago

    HIDE THE CAT! Alinity is on her way!

  • Hüseyin Arslan
    Hüseyin Arslan 5 hours ago

    120 Hertz test without a real FPS like Pavlov

  • MrBizaaro
    MrBizaaro 5 hours ago

    When can we reliably play games like GTA 5, COD in VR ? 5 years ?

  • Kenneth Donnelly
    Kenneth Donnelly 5 hours ago cat does the same thing with my tv and pc

  • Jarrett Kushner
    Jarrett Kushner 6 hours ago

    Why does he need so many things in his pockets

  • Daniel Becker
    Daniel Becker 7 hours ago

    Hey Linus! Could you do a video on No Man’s Sky VR! It’s my favorite game even though I’m having stuttering issues. Maybe you can solve why some get it running fine while others don’t on similar setups. I’m on Rift S, 16gb, gtx1080ti, i5 6600k, all water cooled. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 😁👍

  • Demoin Mokratie
    Demoin Mokratie 7 hours ago

    19:43 he aims exactly at the camera

  • Michael Pattison
    Michael Pattison 8 hours ago

    I'm still waiting for iris tracking in a VR headset before I upgrade. Having accurate depth of field will help a lot with motion sickness and headaches.

  • DJH316007
    DJH316007 8 hours ago

    Do they all come with a kitten included?

  • Asher Grossman
    Asher Grossman 8 hours ago

    Are you going to try the quest?

  • josh6499
    josh6499 8 hours ago

    That title... Shame.

  • Ten8yp
    Ten8yp 9 hours ago

    Nope... its definitely dead. Was Dead on Arrival... several times.

  • Sneakybreeki
    Sneakybreeki 10 hours ago

    I didn't ever think I needed to see Linus playing Beat Saber until now lmao.

  • The Editor AMVs
    The Editor AMVs 10 hours ago

    3:32 And... there's a cat.

  • Fouren Fouren
    Fouren Fouren 10 hours ago

    It would be cool if they made a glove who can act like hands in the game. Talking about dust tho, you do need to clean your house just saying altho i can imagine that it's so hard to clean a house that big.

  • Playn Vanilla
    Playn Vanilla 11 hours ago

    "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience..." - Linus Sebastian 2019 (#iheartlinus)

  • Clanner Jake
    Clanner Jake 11 hours ago

    i wish valve gave me free stuff cause i was a failed bieber clone.

  • Last Requiem
    Last Requiem 11 hours ago +1

    According to his roast, linus likes the "strap-on experience" 😉

  • Shadow747
    Shadow747 11 hours ago

    Wait what? when did it even die

  • deliriumDrew_PSVR #thegamecat

    Oh fucking GAWD what a horrible clickbait VR ain’t dead title. VR games have gotten better every fucking month. Take a look at what Sony has done with their underpowered PC. #exclusively awesome. Best place for VR multiplayer. I know PC players that have like 5 VR friends. I got over 100 VR friends on PSN

  • Confused Raccoon
    Confused Raccoon 12 hours ago

    How is it for seated stuff like Elite, Truck sims, project cars, dirt or other sims?

  • Gliffy
    Gliffy 12 hours ago

    Isnt VR really bad for kids?

  • James Blaine
    James Blaine 12 hours ago

    So do I get an adorable kitty with mine when I unbox it to :D

  • Somiaz
    Somiaz 12 hours ago +1

    Was the cat included with product? Including shipping? 🤔

  • Steve Stid
    Steve Stid 13 hours ago

    He wishes it was a bit more of a strapon experience. Linus and pegging LOL

  • taelok
    taelok 13 hours ago

    15:22 hey there, cameraman!

  • Jeff G
    Jeff G 13 hours ago

    I've had the Gear VR for my Note 4 and Note 8, I currently have the PSVR, an Oculus Go, a Vive Focus, a Samsung Odyssey, the original Vive and just upgraded to the Vive Pro. Comparing the newest system out there to the first gen Vive leaves a ton of systems between the two out of the picture. I get excited when I see a new VR come out, I got the Samsung because of the upgrade in resolution to the original Vive. I'm honestly wondering if this is a big enough upgrade to ditch the Vive Pro for.

  • HiddenHippo TTV
    HiddenHippo TTV 14 hours ago

    that was 1 sophisticated test, thanks loved it :-) ur mission impossible cat in the background also,, umm dont think kittens r the best idea when ur a full on techy, mind u ur routing of cables etc is supperb, kittens would die in my bedroom my cablings so bad, i trip over the main 1 almost everyday, do need some of those sticky things i saw u brought in previous singapore video, gonna get on ebay, amazon :-D

  • NurRa Jaie
    NurRa Jaie 14 hours ago

    Not once, but twice i was surprised by the cats
    How the heck onbox a cat?
    And "shadow" is clearly a Linus's cat, its knock stuff off

  • vexorian
    vexorian 14 hours ago

    It''s pretty dead, Linus.

  • Seags 98
    Seags 98 16 hours ago

    Spends 1000 dollars on vr headset “it has finger tracking” puts middle finger up immediately😂

  • Gianmarco Gargiulo
    Gianmarco Gargiulo 16 hours ago

    I still don't really believe in VR gaming. There are still a lot of limits and very few games.

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    Tressa J 16 hours ago

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    Maybe VR isn't dead after all... - Valve Index Review
    I met those laughing, fierce hazel eyes. Cassian’s smile softened. “Hello, Feyre.” My throat tightened to the point of pain, and I threw my arms around his neck, embracing him tightly. “I missed you, too,” Cassian murmured, squeezing me.
    When, in the street, I see a mother walking with her grown-up daughter, I can hardly bear to witness the mother’s pride, the softening of her face, her incredulous joy at being granted her daughter’s company; and the iron discipline she imposes on herself, to muffle and conceal this joy.

  • Albin Jabłoński
    Albin Jabłoński 16 hours ago

    Linus can you get your hands on HAPTX gloves? They are easily the most advanced and realistic option on the market, featuring resistance and tactile feedback.

  • Not Shure
    Not Shure 17 hours ago

    Too bad, but these are made for people with normal eye sight and no extra disadvantages. :(

  • Shahadat Bin Islam
    Shahadat Bin Islam 17 hours ago

    3:33 does it come with a cat

  • X Fade
    X Fade 17 hours ago

    So unenthousiastic :/

  • Isaac Boentoro
    Isaac Boentoro 17 hours ago


    BAZFANSHOTHITS 18 hours ago

    I love Cats.

  • Joseph Hare
    Joseph Hare 18 hours ago

    Oculus quest
    No wires
    No limits

  • The Unflushable
    The Unflushable 18 hours ago

    17:39 Please don't hit the child. Please don't hit the child! 😰

  • Charles Adair
    Charles Adair 18 hours ago

    You've heard of LinusCatTips, how about CatLinusTips?

  • Georg-moments
    Georg-moments 18 hours ago

    Am i the only one who think that these Index controlers are to big?

  • David Wu
    David Wu 19 hours ago

    So do I get a cat shipped from Valve??

  • edwin k
    edwin k 19 hours ago

    I've dropped out with Linus Tech tips because it's not always about everyday subjects, so found the Ryzen overclock item very good but too hard for me and I'm more waiting for budget tech what people can pay like comparing OEM computers, 27 inches or 34 inch monitors, SSDs, laptops, game keyboards and mice, how to overclock safely with MSI burner a video card or processor, without voltage because that is too complicated. What can I do with the Raspberry Pi 4 is there andriod TV ??? How to sync with software RGB with different brands of computer hardware ??

  • Cristhian Bruno
    Cristhian Bruno 19 hours ago

    Stand Master: Gabe Newell
    Stand Name: Virtual Expierience

  • Red Gaming
    Red Gaming 20 hours ago

    4:48 cat is sitting inside the box...

  • stoneybridger
    stoneybridger 20 hours ago

    Schrodinger rang, he wants his cat back.

  • Pancho Pantera
    Pancho Pantera 20 hours ago

    which are the specifications of the linus' computer ????

  • disciprine
    disciprine 20 hours ago

    One thing I noticed is how goddamn dusty your HTPC is

  • Tony Barrett
    Tony Barrett 21 hour ago

    Sorry, VR is still too complex, expensive and too ineffective for the average user. It will always be ultra-niche, and spending $1000 on a system like this is just ridiculous. Many don't have the space, time or money to warrant this type of investment. VR is still dead.

  • T484
    T484 22 hours ago

    He likes a strap on...

  • Leonard Winchester
    Leonard Winchester 23 hours ago

    There is a fucking katana, and a cat name's shadow...
    wtf linus...

  • MrHellstorm102
    MrHellstorm102 23 hours ago

    what about the fact they arent available in Canada?

  • Ayama Prantenna
    Ayama Prantenna 23 hours ago

    black levels? more like blegh levels.

  • Josh Koch
    Josh Koch 23 hours ago

    Liked for Shadow

  • Tariq Qureshi
    Tariq Qureshi Day ago +1

    I'm waiting for a true wireless vr headset

    • Kashatnic K
      Kashatnic K 10 hours ago

      and of course a hamster wheel, and yes I just had to reply to you for some reason :3

  • Axis
    Axis Day ago

    God rays:( Tried both and the Rift S was by far the way to go. I wanted the Index to be good so badly but, the damn God rays are horrible.

  • Sam
    Sam Day ago

    I have a felling that the new headset did NOT make it back to the office. (PS: Thank bad black kitty looks like it needs a belly rub and a nose bitty).

  • pat1981lux
    pat1981lux Day ago +2

    I'm not going to invest into this kind of technology. I'm going to wait that Star Trek holodecks will become real.

  • Dogg0 Lord21
    Dogg0 Lord21 Day ago

    I would get a PC vr headset but my PC isn't strong enough.
    So my only choice is a oculus quest

  • axel solvi
    axel solvi Day ago

    Your out of shape xD

  • sky Maracle
    sky Maracle Day ago

    linus cat tips in effect

  • Hunter Jackson
    Hunter Jackson Day ago

    Is a cat included in every Valve Index box?

  • Unjust Win
    Unjust Win Day ago

    Still 5 years away from being worth it full fledged vr games not games like u would play on a phone

  • theoldwaymatt
    theoldwaymatt Day ago +1

    3:31 wtf

  • Mike S
    Mike S Day ago

    Linus! beat saber has a well developed modding community that allows for not only saber tailor which will fix the weird saber angle with a bit of configuration but also custom charts!

  • Jeremy Ze tree
    Jeremy Ze tree Day ago

    Censor middle finger, plays game where you stab people and blood comes out.

  • Hugo Friberg
    Hugo Friberg Day ago

    Like I miss Rocket and Rumble. But holy sh!t, those cats are SOOOO cute!

  • Kitanashia Kiratani

    Linus' cat trying to steal the show

  • Larry Langer
    Larry Langer Day ago

    Who said it was dead to start with, you gimp.

  • Sprits Fal
    Sprits Fal Day ago

    Nice video Linus. Idk if I want to pay $1000 unless I get almost the full price for my original vive tbh. There are headsets out right now that cost half that, can play beat saber, and are completely wireless(play the game ANYWHERE).

    Btw if it's ok with you, could we get house tour sometime? I'd love to see how you set it all up being a tech guru and a dad XD
    (I personally find it difficult to have nice things with kids around lol)

  • A
    A Day ago

    3:32 Kitty in box confirmed!

    • A
      A Day ago

      22:25 limped in on ad segway -- however, props to Yvonne.. the blue highlight of the fireplace mantle is pretty dope. Another great video. + cats. 10/10

    • A
      A Day ago

      12:57 Cat does cat things. HA~!

    • A
      A Day ago

      12:03 Linus wishes it was more of a strap-on experience...

    • A
      A Day ago

      9:15 Clearly, Linus needs canned air to clean his HT pc.

    • A
      A Day ago

      4:44 kitty gets back in box.

  • Chris Ford
    Chris Ford Day ago

    does it come with a .29 cent cat?

  • Stef T
    Stef T Day ago

    "a strap on experience"
    My favorite kind of experience

  • Charles Bernier
    Charles Bernier Day ago

    meanwhile, valve doesnt sell the index in canada but linus gets one anyway and all the canadians are mad bc they cant get an index

  • FlyMeToTheMoon
    FlyMeToTheMoon Day ago +2

    Cat is clearly a Linus cat, it likes to drop expensive stuff.

  • Nice Marmot
    Nice Marmot Day ago

    12:46 the editor missed something

  • Paul B.
    Paul B. Day ago +8

    $1000 for the headset? No way... $1000 for the headset plus Half-Life 3?? TAKE MY MONEY

  • cutecubes plays
    cutecubes plays Day ago

    b u t c a n i t r u n m i n e c r a f t ?

    • cutecubes plays
      cutecubes plays Day ago

      just checked, yes it can thanks to the vivecraft mod

  • jaden korr
    jaden korr Day ago

    Does it come with a cat? "sells out in week"

  • LayTzz_swe HD
    LayTzz_swe HD Day ago

    20:09 That still only counts as one!

  • Combatzx2 Bear
    Combatzx2 Bear Day ago

    lol... you've already unboxed and put back in before the vid

  • jemplix
    jemplix Day ago

    did he just call leap motion magic leap

    ILOVEPIE Day ago

    3:32 O Hai Ger I is in ur Indeks testin ur vee are.

  • TheAdamGore
    TheAdamGore Day ago

    0:00 Starts the video using the $1000 dollar headset as a nice seat xD

  • Ian MacDonald
    Ian MacDonald Day ago

    You should review some haptic interfaces