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

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  1 weeks back

    Oculus Rift S, anyone? Linus forgot to mention it entirely!!!!!!! No need for extra cameras at all, for $ 400, itโ€™s a good VR headset...

    • James London
      James London  6 hours back

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    • Daniel LLITPEK
      Daniel LLITPEK  8 hours back

      I mean, it comes from someone who says it's dead, soo.... โ”(๏ฟฃใƒฎ๏ฟฃ")โ”Œ

    • sendoh7x
      sendoh7x  9 hours back

      @Jesus Alfonso you cant hack people irl tho

    • bp968
      bp968  1 days back

      The Oculus S doesn't have proper ocular adjustments. Its fine if it works for your eyes, but if it doesn't work there is no adjustment to fix it.

      To make the whole things even stupider they put the proper adjustments on the Quest headset.

    • Seth S.
      Seth S.  1 days back

      @Zenroy yeah wmr is

  • PoisonedAl
    PoisonedAl  2 hours back

    If I fits... 4:37

    • Lucas Spencer Rickerby
      Lucas Spencer Rickerby  3 hours back

      You got a kiti

      • Harris Roberts
        Harris Roberts  3 hours back

        Blurred out middle finger but showing gladiators getting there heads chopped off. Our priorities are screwed up.

        • TAWBolderado
          TAWBolderado  5 hours back

          Wtf, clearly worth the price over other headsets? Linus you know you can get a Rift S, Quest, and $200 worth of games for the same price as the index, right..?

          • magnefficient gaming
            magnefficient gaming  6 hours back

            the cat is smart it knocked over the switch

            • magnefficient gaming
              magnefficient gaming  6 hours back

              ruining the good set up with that crappy nintendo switch

              • T G
                T G  8 hours back

                It was never dead.

                • Adequate Bros.
                  Adequate Bros.  9 hours back

                  vr is still innovating n shit
                  no clue what youre huffin m80

                  • Phoenix
                    Phoenix  9 hours back

                    VR was never dead.

                    • cesar ramirez
                      cesar ramirez  9 hours back

                      Deep inside that hole there... man your killing me Linus!!

                      • cesar ramirez
                        cesar ramirez  9 hours back

                        Hsha Strap on!! Good one Linus!

                        • kayonesoft
                          kayonesoft  9 hours back

                          Is this a crossover episode with Linus Cat Tips?

                          • Dan Lapain
                            Dan Lapain  10 hours back

                            They have the headphones! Sold on that, but they are still missing Epoc brain controller tech Perhaps the next upgrade?

                            • falcore91
                              falcore91  10 hours back

                              17:39 the exact problem with VR is it disconnects you from reality. Your cat has transformed into a small person and you havenโ€™t even noticed.
                              Or is that a normal occurrence at your house?

                              • Timothy Schmidt
                                Timothy Schmidt  10 hours back

                                i only liked because of shadow

                                • neurokinetik64ES
                                  neurokinetik64ES  10 hours back

                                  You need to upgrade that GPU so you can take advantage of that 144Hz goodness.

                                  • Dmahmoud17
                                    Dmahmoud17  11 hours back

                                    what about the vive pro its also got better pixel density and you can use the wireless accessory

                                    • Johan Krรผger Haglert

                                      12 min: "I do wish it was more of a strap-on experience"

                                      • wiesi 121
                                        wiesi 121  12 hours back

                                        And i am here, struggling to get the Valve Index Controllers working - without tracking issues...

                                        • Lazy Modder
                                          Lazy Modder  12 hours back

                                          Another problem with open ear headphones is speech recognition. I keep on getting lots of false positives when NPCs talk and it registers as a spoken command. So it's not just a matter of not wanting other people to hear what you are doing.

                                          • Gary Du Charme II
                                            Gary Du Charme II  13 hours back

                                            God, this is exactly why I'll never get a cat. 12:57

                                            • G D A T
                                              G D A T  13 hours back

                                              way to flex on us Linus.

                                              • Sometimes Cynical
                                                Sometimes Cynical  13 hours back

                                                It is overpriced as hell. 400ยฃ vs 1000ยฃ am I a joke to you? That is like 60 pizzas! worth of a difference. I'm still not over the fact that anything above 150ยฃ-200ยฃ is expensive for this technology considering that it depends on your pc anyway. If they can do Oculus Quest standalone for the same price as the Rift S, then obviously something shady is going on and we are hugely overpaying as is.

                                                • Illuminati
                                                  Illuminati  13 hours back

                                                  11:59 err ok..

                                                  • sinni800
                                                    sinni800  14 hours back

                                                    I am not the only one who keeps confusing Magic Leap and Leap Motion

                                                    • Crusifix Jesus
                                                      Crusifix Jesus  14 hours back

                                                      valve we want the strap on experience hahaha

                                                      • Roger Skagerstrรถm
                                                        Roger Skagerstrรถm  14 hours back

                                                        Two videos in a row - Kyle and Linus - both have surprise cat content! I'm happy. Except for Kyles poor cat then. :P But he'll be fine :p

                                                        • Pedro
                                                          Pedro  15 hours back

                                                          BEAUTIFUL CAR UDE!

                                                          • Gary Du Charme II
                                                            Gary Du Charme II  15 hours back

                                                            "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience." - Linus 2019

                                                            • falcore91
                                                              falcore91  10 hours back

                                                              Soon after at 12:32 โ€œdeep inside that hole thereโ€. I swear he is doing this intentionally.

                                                          • goldark3
                                                            goldark3  15 hours back

                                                            Put a cat tower near so the cat go there instead of your multimedia setup they love hight ground ....

                                                            • Miika Johannes
                                                              Miika Johannes  15 hours back

                                                              Water beds. Stationary bikes. Bread machines. VR headsets are the aforementioned of the current times.

                                                              • markfohara
                                                                markfohara  16 hours back

                                                                What is that device at 16:28 that he picks up off the floor? Looks like a handheld keyboard, but i'm curious which one.

                                                                • David Erickson
                                                                  David Erickson  16 hours back

                                                                  Cute cat in the box was a nice touch lol

                                                                  • Chrismofer
                                                                    Chrismofer  17 hours back

                                                                    13:05 takes after dad

                                                                    • Steffen Bryde
                                                                      Steffen Bryde  17 hours back

                                                                      12:00 Eww, don't tell us that! ;)

                                                                      • skillzz
                                                                        skillzz  17 hours back

                                                                        12:00 "I still do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience" Of course you do Linus XD

                                                                        • Anti Master
                                                                          Anti Master  17 hours back

                                                                          "I still do wish this was more of a strap-on experience" ~Linus Sebastian, 2019-08-12.

                                                                          • Rannon
                                                                            Rannon  17 hours back

                                                                            I haven't really kept my eyes on VR in a while, so which Gen. would this be considered as? If we count Occulus Rift as Gen. 1.

                                                                            • Benamax
                                                                              Benamax  17 hours back

                                                                              Some people consider the Index a Gen 2 headset. I personally agree. The HMD and Controllers have made VR so much more enjoyable and comfortable. But there isn't really an official way of measuring which generation it is.

                                                                          • ArtificialGamer
                                                                            ArtificialGamer  17 hours back

                                                                            seeing how fast vr is progressing i think we have fully immerse vr in 8-12 years

                                                                            • Dumb Jason
                                                                              Dumb Jason  17 hours back

                                                                              I love how the cable is permanently being crushed by the furniture

                                                                              • Jsp
                                                                                Jsp  18 hours back

                                                                                why is middle finger blurred? Makes no sense.

                                                                                • Marvin Bolanos
                                                                                  Marvin Bolanos  18 hours back

                                                                                  Hey! Check out Project TX next-gen VR physics on youtube. The engine this guy is making will make more sense to use the valve index. Linus Tech Team go give this guy some credit. I promise it will be worth your time to check it out! Huge fan BTW ;)

                                                                                  • Chris Aka Radar
                                                                                    Chris Aka Radar  19 hours back

                                                                                    Man I wish I could afford this

                                                                                    • LEAX
                                                                                      LEAX  20 hours back

                                                                                      try BONEWORKS !

                                                                                      • Lloyd Russell
                                                                                        Lloyd Russell  20 hours back

                                                                                        It comes with a CAT??? I'll take it!!

                                                                                        • dusso4231
                                                                                          dusso4231  20 hours back

                                                                                          Tech kitten stole the show.

                                                                                          • Niklas Larsen
                                                                                            Niklas Larsen  21 hours back

                                                                                            2020 - 2021: Probably a new VR headset
                                                                                            2020: Neuralink brain implant

                                                                                            2025: Linus tests Neuralink VR? ^^