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

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Comments • 8 360

  • Phillipe
    Phillipe 3 months ago +4587

    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...

    • Ivium
      Ivium Hour ago

      Oculus Quest is 200% better investment than Rift S

    • Zac c
      Zac c 10 hours ago


    • camculver
      camculver 19 hours ago

      @Linus Tech Tips I'm sure you have plenty, to be able to purchase one.

    • Rajendra Gondhalekar
      Rajendra Gondhalekar Day ago

      @Grainsauce Quest with a USB 3 link cable is basically Rift S, and then without the link it's a wireless VR headset that is better than Go.

    • Oskar Durys
      Oskar Durys 2 days ago

      @Alex A But they said they would send one, so what's the point? 400 may not be alot to them but I'm sure it could go elsewhere in their studio.

  • Ivium
    Ivium Hour ago

    Don't make the mistake to buy a Rift S instead of a Quest you will regret it

  • Fatal
    Fatal 2 hours ago

    This requires a PC? Well then, Oculus Quest for $400 here I come.

  • BigTyme420
    BigTyme420 5 hours ago

    "If I Fitz, I Sitz"

  • Max Stovall
    Max Stovall 10 hours ago

    Test out boneworks, the game takes huge advantage of the valve index and has a crazy engine

  • Dick Kickem
    Dick Kickem 11 hours ago


  • Wacky Parsons
    Wacky Parsons Day ago

    age of empires 2 vr

  • User
    User Day ago

    Not wireless, booo 👎

  • Zyon
    Zyon Day ago +1

    10:07 "a lot of fascinating possibilities".... Me: *MIddle finger*

  • Marceleyyy
    Marceleyyy Day 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

  • WadelDee
    WadelDee Day ago

    Is it really necessary to censor every single instance of 🖕?

  • Firestar 3x
    Firestar 3x Day ago

    You can pair both the meat handle and index controllers in the same setup.

  • milo20060
    milo20060 Day ago

    Will probably get when I make my new pc next year summer or something.

    Worked and saved a bit for big upgrade :)

  • 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
    Edgarv68 Day ago

    il wait 5 more years.

  • Gameboy
    Gameboy Day 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 2 days ago

    its comes with a kitty!

  • American Fry
    American Fry 2 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

  • Kevtendo
    Kevtendo 2 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

  • Empu Emppu
    Empu Emppu 2 days ago

    I usually don't like videos, but your cats man, i just had to!

  • a rice
    a rice 2 days ago

    I don't think I'd like a more of a strap-on experience but that's just me

  • PaPiRiCoSuAvE
    PaPiRiCoSuAvE 2 days ago

    valve gives you a free CAT with every valve index???? that is awesome ^ ^

  • Best69 Hfh
    Best69 Hfh 2 days ago

    So we not finna talk about the cat

  • Pranav Joshi
    Pranav Joshi 2 days ago


  • Cvrlos Padilla
    Cvrlos Padilla 2 days ago +1

    I'm just so ready for the Nerve Gear!

  • Chay Warburton
    Chay Warburton 3 days ago +1

    "I do wish it was more of a 'strap on' experience". - Linus, Christmas 2019

    • Chay Warburton
      Chay Warburton Day ago

      @Joseph .M 101 eh, not to worried about it. If you dont like it, dont read it xD

    • Joseph .M 101
      Joseph .M 101 Day ago

      This video was shot and uploaded in August. Not December.

  • Dragunovski
    Dragunovski 3 days ago

    You have to try boneworks on december 10

  • Bongie361
    Bongie361 3 days ago +3

    3:33 I didn’t know the index came with a cat?

  • Dur Duh
    Dur Duh 3 days ago

    You wish it was more of a strap on experience? Ok

  • Jason Zherdev
    Jason Zherdev 3 days ago

    vive index

  • Mr. Walker
    Mr. Walker 3 days ago

    Someone kill the camera man

  • 5./StG1 - DLMalloy
    5./StG1 - DLMalloy 3 days ago

    At 3:32 does it come with the cat or is that a separate deal?

  • Almantas Kandrotas
    Almantas Kandrotas 3 days ago +1

    Man if it was like 200$ less I’d pick it up instantly I just don’t have the $$ to drop on it

    I AM ROBOT 3 days ago +1

    sorry linus, there's a cat on the screen, i no longer care

  • ohaleceiffel
    ohaleceiffel 3 days ago

    HAHA he said strap-on experience!

  • TacticalHouse Ah
    TacticalHouse Ah 3 days ago +1

    anyone exited for half life alyx and boneworks?

  • Al Bu
    Al Bu 3 days ago

    What kind of controllers do you have there Bro ✨✨✨😁

  • Ness
    Ness 4 days ago

    Me “this looks neat maybe I’ll order one “ sees price 😭😭😭😭

  • Antoine Fauconneau
    Antoine Fauconneau 4 days ago +1

    "I really do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience"
    -Linus Sebastian, 2019

    KATOS 4 days ago +1

    Check Out boneworks, it seems like it got great index support

  • RogueBrit
    RogueBrit 4 days ago

    i nearly vomit everytime I wear VR

  • Mate Varszegi
    Mate Varszegi 4 days ago

    with this video I guess the cat is back in the box....

  • GoProJoe
    GoProJoe 4 days ago +1

    VR games and controls are horrible and nobody wants to play standing. We just want to play our favorite games with VR headset support.

  • Angus
    Angus 4 days ago +1

    Holy shit all those controllers 👀

  • ROXAL m2
    ROXAL m2 4 days ago +1

    The cat tho. He just completely ignored it

  • Fredrick Rourk
    Fredrick Rourk 4 days ago +1

    Free KITTY! Plus Free Half Life Alyx!

  • Chase Brinson
    Chase Brinson 4 days ago

    Linus on camera with has cat: good kitty strokes
    Linus off camera with cat: you dumb bitch slams on ground.

  • Josh Manitowich
    Josh Manitowich 4 days ago

    talks up high resolution and fps like they are everything
    only plays games with nintendo 64 graphics

  • Matthew E Adcock
    Matthew E Adcock 4 days ago +1

    So glad I bought it for my son in September instead of waiting for his birthday in November. It's a blast.
    I'm going to get the Oculus Quest 128GB for my truck.

  • tyson505
    tyson505 4 days ago +1

    So, after watching the trailers for Half-Life: Alyx and Boneworks, I ordered a Samsung Odyssey Plus for $229. At 1/4 of the price of the index, I'm hoping it's at least 1/2 as good lol. Not expecting the pixel persistence/response time/tracking to be great but I heard the black levels and colors are incredible with the OLED 1440x1600 per eye resolution.

    • tyson505
      tyson505 4 days ago +1

      @EVOLICIOUS thanks for the info! That's my plan, return it for a rift s if I'm not satisfied. I hear the tracking on the rift s is far superior despite both being inside-out tracking. How bad are the black levels/colors on the rift s compared to the o+?
      My friend ordered the $1000 index kit and it arrived today, I'll have to try that out once he sets it up.

      EVOLICIOUS 4 days ago +1

      I have the O+ and several other kits. O+ definitely holds it's own, it's not nearly as good as the Rift S and nothing like the Index, but it does the job great! The only warning I have (that may or may not bother you) is that you may find the tracking a little limiting, the comfort is not so great, and the visuals are fairly blurry due to the anti-SDE filter they use. If any of those things bother you, do return/sell the O+ and be on the lookout for a Rift S for around $350 that will solve all of those issues.

  • pepr 69
    pepr 69 4 days ago

    I love ur cat

  • Rei
    Rei 5 days ago

    3:33 comes with a pussy. Nice

  • tornadekk
    tornadekk 5 days ago +2

    i just bought one
    wheres my cat?
    I want my money back!

  • Mr. Cactus
    Mr. Cactus 5 days ago +2

    I can sell my PC to by it .......... Wait

  • ConfedarateJesus
    ConfedarateJesus 5 days ago +13

    Linus when i skip 10 seconds:
    “Im looking for a strapon experience”

  • ElCorcho Gamer?
    ElCorcho Gamer? 5 days ago


  • mines2680
    mines2680 5 days ago

    Is it me or does he have a big butt?

  • Domino
    Domino 5 days ago +1

    Vr was never dead you fucking mong

  • Zingo
    Zingo 5 days ago +1

    The number of like you get is the number of Vr Headset you get.
    0 - Valve Index
    1 - Play Station Vr
    2 - Oculus Rift
    3 - Pimax 8K Vr
    4 - HTC Vive
    5 - Oculus Rift S
    6 - Hp Reverb
    7 - Google Cardboard
    8 - Nintendo Labo Vr
    9 - HTC Vive Pro

    *Comment which one you got* ☑️