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

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Phillipe - 4 months ago
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...
tiggerbiggo - 3 hours ago
It's not a good headset at all. Not worth shit.
Trentan Bewley
Trentan Bewley - 11 hours ago
@Ivium okay well thank you, I'll definitely take that into consideration 👍
Ivium - 11 hours ago
Trentan Bewley Index has all those old fashion wires... just like the Rift :/ True vr experience should be wireless that’s why the Quest is the best option ;) The Rift only has a few more pixels, it doesn’t really make it better
Trentan Bewley
Trentan Bewley - 11 hours ago
@Ivium the rift s is better than the quest though because it's a pc set up I thought, and isnt the quest also pretty expensive? At that point I'd rather just keep saving for the index
Ivium - 11 hours ago
Trentan Bewley Rift S is good stuff, but it’s true that if you don’t have any vr headset, going for a Rift S NOW would be a bad decision for sure. Quest is future-oriented while Rift S will be obsolete soon
Prakasa Adnan
Prakasa Adnan - 2 hours ago
If they have heptic feedback. Imagine when you touching boobs.
Tech And Taffy
Tech And Taffy - 9 hours ago
NULLSKULL - GAMING - 11 hours ago
Me watching: yeah I can’t afford that
ukr4ever - 12 hours ago
And I was hoping you'll say its $hit! Now I have to get it lol
Veathen - 13 hours ago
See i was planning to buy one in December but that plan was demolished quickly when i looked at the valve index page and saw "Due to recent high demand, this item will ship in January 2020"
Miguel Ramirez
Miguel Ramirez - 14 hours ago
Shadow !!!
Joey Lee
Joey Lee - 15 hours ago
3:33 *AWWW* does it come with this cute little cat?
EasyPixy - 16 hours ago
I cant believe a tech genius like person was retared enough to think vr was dead...
Zastock - 17 hours ago
Oh Linus... Im sure there are games for that now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Trentan Bewley
Trentan Bewley - 20 hours ago
It honestly doesn't seem worth the extra 600. I'm gonna get the rift s and save up until something better comes out so I dont waste money. It may be the "king" now but not by much at all and it wont be too long until oculus beats it so fuck no it's not worth 999 right now. What games make the finger sensors so worth it? It's just not worth it yet until better games are made and by then there will be a better headset
JJ Rhodes
JJ Rhodes - 21 hour ago
more of a strap on experience
Trentan Bewley
Trentan Bewley - 21 hour ago
At the beginning of the video you said this was the first time you unboxed it, but in the middle of the video you said your five year old daughter couldn't play with that headset until you put the memory foam padding in? Caught red-handed
Dremico's ART
Dremico's ART - 21 hour ago
3:33 lol cat
m Minde
m Minde - 21 hour ago
Using 980ti.. as your gpu... does not let you feel full immersion of Valve Index.. Linus...
PixelPhobiac - Day ago
🙀 4:40
Paul Schulze
Paul Schulze - Day ago
Shooting a zombie in the head with blood spreading everywhere -> no problem
Showing a virtual middle finger -> needs to be censored
This world is so crazy
USa-video algorithm determines this stuff. Kids watch the videos and sometimes the conflicting content will allow the video to be seen by the younger crowd.
Stampli - Day ago
Linus should try boneworks with this
Ivium - Day ago
Don't make the mistake to buy a Rift S instead of a Quest you will regret it
Ivium - 11 hours ago
@EVOLICIOUS The point is: Quest is future-oriented while Rift S will be obsolete soon.
Rift S is far better than the Quest, fyi. Quest has to heavily compress the streamed data over usb3, so the image looks pretty bad. If oyu have a gaming PC and want to play VR, get a PC-VR kit. Quest is best on it's own of a gameboy-like device.
Fatal - Day ago
This requires a PC? Well then, Oculus Quest for $400 here I come.
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson - 9 hours ago
I just bought the quest and i have absolutely loved it as a stand alone all in one wireless experience. Just today i had 7 different adults ranging from age 26-47 play it and they were all blown away. They played it until the battery died 4 times today alone. It's a damn good investment with the best stand alone app store.
Better to get a Rift S if you plan on playing PC-VR games
BigTyme420 - 2 days ago
"If I Fitz, I Sitz"
Max Stovall
Max Stovall - 2 days ago
Test out boneworks, the game takes huge advantage of the valve index and has a crazy engine
Dick Kickem
Dick Kickem - 2 days ago
Wacky Parsons
Wacky Parsons - 2 days ago
age of empires 2 vr
User - 3 days ago
Not wireless, booo 👎
Valve will have a wireless adapter coming out for Index next year. FYI, not everyone can use 60ghz. It requires a top-shelf CPU to run due to the bandwidth and ultra-low latency it needs. It's also an expensive technology. The Vive 60ghz wireless adapter is $300.
Zyon - 3 days ago
10:07 "a lot of fascinating possibilities".... Me: *MIddle finger*
Marceleyyy - 3 days ago
"honestly its a bit of a mix feeling comfort wise" there are literally huge foam bumbers strapped onto every part of the plastic what more comfort do you want
The Index is heavy, but the weight is distributed very well. I agree, I would also want it to be lighter, but with the tech it has, it's not easy to do, and make it affordable in the end. For now, it's the most comfortable HMD money can buy and it's hard to believe anyone would have an issue with comfort over countless hours.
WadelDee - 3 days ago
Is it really necessary to censor every single instance of 🖕?
Firestar 3x
Firestar 3x - 3 days ago
You can pair both the meat handle and index controllers in the same setup.
milo20060 - 3 days ago
Will probably get when I make my new pc next year summer or something.

Worked and saved a bit for big upgrade :)
Better hurry, Boneworks comes out tomorrow!
Super Intendent Chalmers
Too bad it wasn't dead. This is just too far in video games taken to a absurd level. People look like fucking idiots in those things and it is brimgimg people deep into isolation.
Edgarv68 - 3 days ago
il wait 5 more years.
Gameboy - 3 days ago
How to determine whether or not something is dead: the linus test
WaaDoku 【和ァ独】
I'm getting the Index right now! It comes with a free cat!!! This is awesome!
Benjamin Arvizu
Benjamin Arvizu - 3 days ago
its comes with a kitty!
American Fry
American Fry - 3 days ago
The durability on both the headset and knuckles controls are garbage 1 month of daily play and it is falling apart completely even my old regular rift works better
lol, you are lying. Oculus build quality is nothing like the Valve Index build quality. I own several kits, Index is, by far, the best built kit and of the highest quality.
Kevtendo - 3 days ago
vr's still in it's infancy state and there are barely any games that actually attempt to make use of vr's potential
(boneworks, township tale, blade and sorcery are your best choices)
so in a sense, spending 1k on a headset right now is a waste
when it'll take years before vr really starts to take off
and if you'd wait until then these should most have dropped in price
or more improved versions of the headsets are released.
(sure you can still use these headsets, but not many games make use of the valve anyways.)

it's more of a "spend 1k just to be able to flip people off"
so i'd just wait untill the price lowers at least
Kevtendo - Day ago
@EVOLICIOUS I got my Oculus rift for $350 too. Pretty nice.
For anyone who has never tried VR and only knows what they heard in the news 3 years or so ago when the Vive and the Rift were released and are hesitant/angry about this being a VR-only title, here's what you need to know: 1) You don't need a $1000 headset and $4000 PC. The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ is a very good Windows Mixed Reality headset (it has the same resolution screens as the Vive Pro) and only costs $229.00. You can go even lower with $184.91 for HP's Mixed Reality Headset. These headsets are fully SteamVR-ready. For PC hardware, thanks to recent software tricks, you don't need a top-end gaming PC. Valve recommends a GTX 1060/RX 580 minimum for HL:A, which are both mid-range GPUs that go for around $170-$200. Even lower if you buy a second hand one. If you flat-out don't own a gaming PC at all, you can find guides for a $500 VR build on USa-video. 2) Motion sickness isn't the huge issue you've heard it is from internet comedians. Modern VR headsets have been designed and extensively tested to ensure the hardware itself isn't the cause of any motion sickness. Not to say it's impossible, you might be extra-sensitive to motion sickness (though if that's the case, FPS games likely are also a problem for you) and you need to ensure you've got the headset setup correctly (i.e you're able to run the game at the minimum FPS and you have the IPD set correctly for your eyes). Beyond that, it's down to software, the developers need to make sure their camera system isn't weird and new players should avoid any artificial locomotion movement systems until they have adjusted. 3) There's more movement options in VR than just teleporting. This is a popular option since it's more friendly towards new VR users, but many games also feature traditional WASD movement as an option for advanced players. 4) They can't just "flick a switch" to make the game playable in non-VR. The big issue is that the game has been designed for use with what's essentially three input methods being used at the same time (your head, left hand and right hand). Further complicating things is the fact that the position and orientation in 3D space of these three input methods, as well as which fingers on what hand are in what position are also taken into consideration. This is straight-up impossible to replicate with a keyboard and mouse, assuming you don't want the game to play like Surgeon Simulator. In order to make a non-VR version, they would need to create hundreds of new canned animations to replicate some of the things the player can do in the VR version, not to mention programming new scripts for all these actions. This would be very time-consuming and would result in something that's very clunky to play. It would be better to just strip all this out of the game, but this would then require large parts of the game to be re-designed. Very important to add that you can cure motion sickness in 2-3 weeks by taking baby steps with artificial locomotion and irl movement in VR. Caring to avoid your subconscious associating nausea with VR. Takes patience for acclimation. Also important to add that VR doesn't require tons of space and that standing in one place can get you a great VR experience, but more room = more fun! Everyone seems to think they need to spend $1000+ on one game. So here are my system sellers: Boneworks, Asgard's wrath, Stormland, Vertigo 2, Lone Echo 2, Vader Immortal, Trover Saves the Universe, Vox Machinea, Windlands 2, Robo Recall, H3VR (hotdogs, horseshoes and hand grenades), Blade & Sorcery, Cosmic Trip, Espire 1, Arizona Sunshine, MMORPG OrbisVR, Space Junkies, Gorn, Fujii, Holoception, VTOL VR, Rec Room, Tilt Brush, SuperHot VR, Virtual Virtual Reality, Beat Saber, Pistol Whip, Onward, Pavlov, Contractors vr, Zero Caliber, Compound vr, google earth vr, virtual desktop, skyrimvr, NMSVR, so many amazing VR games and that is just off the top of my head.
Empu Emppu
Empu Emppu - 4 days ago
I usually don't like videos, but your cats man, i just had to!
a rice
a rice - 4 days ago
I don't think I'd like a more of a strap-on experience but that's just me
PaPiRiCoSuAvE - 4 days ago
valve gives you a free CAT with every valve index???? that is awesome ^ ^
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