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

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  • Published: 12 August 2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe  4 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...

    • LowlyKnight1
      LowlyKnight1  18 hours back

      Vision HEY THERE, Great breakdown. SO, here’s my big question I’ve asked a few others in the comments. HOW ARE THE THUMB STICKS on the INDEX?? lots of people are complaining about how awkward it is for your thumb to reach the thumbsticks. This is my biggest concern. And how is the LCD experience lacking those true blacks vs the oled VR headsets? I’m still using my OG rift, thumbsticks are PERFECTLY placed and I used them all the time to play fallout VR and Skyrim VR and the like. Thumbstick placement and the fact that it’s a wired LCD headset are the things keeping me from making the purchase. Thoughts? Linus if you see this love to know what you think.

    • LowlyKnight1
      LowlyKnight1  18 hours back

      Howard Stark we should be friends on rift. I have the same set up as you, four sensors, OG rift. The valve index being LCD instead of OLED, huge drawback for me. The valve index controllers THUMBSTICK PLACEMENT LOOKS STUPID AF. I want that high refresh rate, that sounds GREAT, but I ALSO want it to be OLED and I want the thumbsticks to be more ergonomic in placement. And for that price it should be WIRELESS. I guess I’ll just hope that maybe the new ps5VR will have better controllers, and at least 90hz with higher resolution headset AND be wireless. Otherwise I’m sticking with my OV rift and four sensors for a few more years

    • LowlyKnight1
      LowlyKnight1  18 hours back

      Tu Ru HOW ARE THE THUMB STICKS on the INDEX?? lots of people are complaining about how awkward it is for your thumb to reach the thumbsticks. This is my biggest concern. And how is the LCD experience lacking those true blacks vs the oled VR headsets? I’m still using my OG rift, thumbsticks are PERFECTLY placed and I used them all the time to play fallout VR and Skyrim VR and the like. Thumbstick placement and the fact that it’s a wired LCD headset are the things keeping me from making the purchase. Thoughts? Linus if you see this love to know what you think.

    • LowlyKnight1
      LowlyKnight1  18 hours back

      Ivium QUEST is a great idea but it’s only 70fps instead of 90... that’s a trade off I can’t do. You need 90hz minimum to not get motion sick

    • LowlyKnight1
      LowlyKnight1  19 hours back

      Shayd HOW ARE THE THUMB STICKS?? lots of people are complaining about how awkward it is for your thumb to reach the thumbsticks. This is my biggest concern. And how is the LCD experience lacking those true blacks vs the oled be headsets? I’m still using my OG rift, thumbsticks are PERFECTLY placed and I used them all the time to play fallout VR and Skyrim VR and the like. Thumbstick placement and the fact that it’s a wired LCD headset are the things keeping me from making the purchase. Thoughts? Linus if you see this love to know what you think. @Shayd Since you’ve tried both the rift s and the index curious what your thoughts are and let’s be honest I have a better chance of you answering than Linus who has tons of comments 😉

  • glowpipe
    glowpipe  21 minutes back

    I can't even play the steam lab archer gate defense game on my vive. The controlls keep drifting. No reflective surfaces, no routers or anything interfering. Im going for a index as soon as they are available in Norway

    • Cole Cary
      Cole Cary  8 hours back

      Lol random cat

      • Mr Floax
        Mr Floax  8 hours back

        First time seing Linus play beat saber

        • Tomas Faccini
          Tomas Faccini  9 hours back

          Play boneworks

          • Chris Moon
            Chris Moon  9 hours back

            MOF Vaider coming for you

            • willi post
              willi post  11 hours back

              12:00
              A strap-on experience you say? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

              • bob steave
                bob steave  12 hours back

                mouse and keys master race.. vr is for casual women

                • Beanquad Of beans
                  Beanquad Of beans  17 hours back

                  Does it come with the cat?

                  • Edwin A
                    Edwin A  1 days back

                    I BIG FAN of Linus Tech Tip and ESO-Fallout&Elder SCROLLS he made an episode call [the honest truth why i can't finish let plays] he said he need new computer i would LOVE to see one youtuber helping another youtuber

                    • yang 1245789
                      yang 1245789  1 days back

                      Can anyone tell me what are those VR games that Linus plays?please!

                    • Sean Bloch
                      Sean Bloch  2 days back

                      someone needs to make pet collars that make your pets show up in your vr space while playing

                      • Peter Siri
                        Peter Siri  2 days back

                        meow

                        • Ionut Macinoi
                          Ionut Macinoi  2 days back

                          Who stayed for the Finger... And after?

                          • Am4gedon
                            Am4gedon  2 days back

                            "Only a 980 Ti" only...

                            • Josh Weinberg
                              Josh Weinberg  3 days back

                              linus

                              • Kevin R
                                Kevin R  3 days back

                                Go for a run, bro. You sound like you're like out of breath.

                                • Wild Dj Games
                                  Wild Dj Games  3 days back

                                  im watchimg the video in my rift s XD

                                  • Revvilo
                                    Revvilo  3 days back

                                    "Depending on what you're using your VR for"
                                    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
                                    "If you're okay with people around you being able to hear"
                                    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                    • falxonPSN
                                      falxonPSN  3 days back

                                      I know pet owners get all hot and excited when they see cute pets, but watching them messing up a room and potentially damaging things makes me annoyed.

                                      • cat 700
                                        cat 700  3 days back

                                        you might want to look at this video to see the things that can happen if they haven't already https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A25szxk7RTs&t=351s

                                        • Derek Page
                                          Derek Page  3 days back

                                          Linus: "This is really going to open up a lot of possibilities..."

                                          Everyone watching: (yep, giving other people the middle finger in VR)

                                          Linus: You read my mind

                                          • t8mer
                                            t8mer  4 days back

                                            11:59 that's what he said...

                                            • VietDragon
                                              VietDragon  4 days back

                                              on amazon they sell alot LOL

                                              • iGamingKing
                                                iGamingKing  4 days back

                                                Play Boneworls Vr with the Index.

                                                • MegamanXGold
                                                  MegamanXGold  4 days back

                                                  "at that kind of resolution and refresh rate, you weren't going to be driving it without something that has DisplayPort on it anyway".
                                                  My laptop is a more powerful gaming PC (GTX1070, i7-8750H, 16GB RAM, NVMe) than my Desktop PC (GTX970, i7-4770K, 8GB RAM, SATA SSD). My laptop only has HDMI 2.0. :'(

                                                  • VietDragon
                                                    VietDragon  4 days back

                                                    at long every VR game work under 1440HZ and work with GTX 1070 videocrd should be good some game dont work because they made for RTX video that why it suck and also not work with all headset
                                                    that why people dont wana buy anymore VR HeadSet because they cost soo much but not work with all VR game Because they not for GTX 1070 only for RTX 2080 that why it suck VR will die again you will see no software update for it then it over

                                                    • Steven Bowser
                                                      Steven Bowser  4 days back

                                                      You thought VR was "dead"? What?

                                                      • Uglyprincw
                                                        Uglyprincw  4 days back

                                                        17:39 i cannot believe you can actually do this in front of your son, and still have erections at any point in time within the rest of your room-temp IQ life.

                                                        • Mattstar F
                                                          Mattstar F  4 days back

                                                          Good video... I hated the cutey cat hugging bit... made me want to puke like I was wearing a 30hz VR headset!

                                                          • Caleb Hajek
                                                            Caleb Hajek  4 days back

                                                            Boneworks

                                                            • Prakasa Adnan
                                                              Prakasa Adnan  5 days back

                                                              If they have heptic feedback. Imagine when you touching boobs.

                                                              • Tech And Taffy
                                                                Tech And Taffy  5 days back

                                                                🤣🤣

                                                                • NULLSKULL - GAMING
                                                                  NULLSKULL - GAMING  5 days back

                                                                  Me watching: yeah I can’t afford that

                                                                  • ukr4ever
                                                                    ukr4ever  5 days back

                                                                    And I was hoping you'll say its $hit! Now I have to get it lol

                                                                    • Veathen
                                                                      Veathen  5 days back

                                                                      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  5 days back

                                                                        Shadow !!!
                                                                        XD

                                                                        • Joey Lee
                                                                          Joey Lee  5 days back

                                                                          3:33 *AWWW* does it come with this cute little cat?

                                                                          • EasyPixy
                                                                            EasyPixy  5 days back

                                                                            I cant believe a tech genius like person was retared enough to think vr was dead...

                                                                          • Zastock
                                                                            Zastock  5 days back

                                                                            12:00
                                                                            Oh Linus... Im sure there are games for that now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                                                            • JJ Rhodes
                                                                              JJ Rhodes  5 days back

                                                                              more of a strap on experience

                                                                              • Trentan Bewley
                                                                                Trentan Bewley  5 days back

                                                                                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  5 days back

                                                                                  3:33 lol cat

                                                                                  • m Minde
                                                                                    m Minde  5 days back

                                                                                    Using 980ti.. as your gpu... does not let you feel full immersion of Valve Index.. Linus...

                                                                                    • PixelPhobiac
                                                                                      PixelPhobiac  5 days back

                                                                                      🙀 4:40

                                                                                      • Paul Schulze
                                                                                        Paul Schulze  6 days back

                                                                                        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

                                                                                        • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                          EVOLICIOUS  6 days back

                                                                                          Youtube 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
                                                                                        Stampli  6 days back

                                                                                        Linus should try boneworks with this

                                                                                        • Ivium
                                                                                          Ivium  6 days back

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

                                                                                          • Ivium
                                                                                            Ivium  5 days back

                                                                                            @EVOLICIOUS The point is: Quest is future-oriented while Rift S will be obsolete soon.

                                                                                          • EVOLICIOUS
                                                                                            EVOLICIOUS  6 days back

                                                                                            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.