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, it’s a good VR headset...

    • JaayOnPC
      JaayOnPC  3 hours back

      Thats the one i want to buy just for no mans sky :)

    • everoblivion2005
      everoblivion2005  7 hours back

      The Rift S doesn't have room sensing motion, right? Like I cannot walk 10 feet forward and have that translate into the game right? Or am I wrong here, I've been holding out, saving for an Index specifically for this purpose. I've tried the PSVR and the Vive, and the Vive's ability for me to walk across a space, bend over an pick something up, or side step behind cover completely blew the stationary experience out of the water. But maybe I'm mis-understanding the capabilities of inside-out tracking.

    • S. Anonyme
      S. Anonyme  8 hours back

      @Elaf Khan That is not a PC game headset, you can play only VR games in the Oculus shop (Which can be largely enough I don't discuss that).

    • Norman Jutras
      Norman Jutras  9 hours back

      Love the rift, and is no way dead. Linus probably gets motion sickness

    • Jack Davis-Sills
      Jack Davis-Sills  13 hours back

      @EleMenTfiNi Sounds like Apple/Samsung with headphone jacks etc. lol

  • Bio Kek
    Bio Kek  42 minutes back

    So we're just gonna ignore the pussy in the package?

    • Baby Spine
      Baby Spine  42 minutes back

      the lenovo explorer has LCD lens as well and they are terrible

      • rslife
        rslife  2 hours back

        what? you not only get a VR headset but you also get a cat!

        • Evercreeper
          Evercreeper  4 hours back

          I am fellow Canadian, I feel sad too.

          • Krabben Army
            Krabben Army  4 hours back

            Are the Valve index Controller compatible with the Vive headset? Never found a reliable awnser

            • Cole Keeton
              Cole Keeton  1 hours back

              Krabben Army yes. And with a little work u can use them on the oculus too

          • DJ SICK__BOY
            DJ SICK__BOY  4 hours back

            stop be rich kind reviewer m8 and show something logical with normal price

            • weeeds334
              weeeds334  4 hours back

              12:00 lol rofl lmao Xd

              • Richard Green
                Richard Green  4 hours back

                How much no thanx

                • Micah Tartles
                  Micah Tartles  4 hours back

                  Are you going to be selling your Vive. I live nearby and would be interested in buying

                  • Ryan Lawrence
                    Ryan Lawrence  4 hours back

                    it comes with a cat???

                    • het gouden katje
                      het gouden katje  4 hours back

                      Please linus review also the ocleus rift.

                      • Miguel Pereira
                        Miguel Pereira  5 hours back

                        I'd rather spend 1000$ on this than on a phone

                        • IraQ Nid
                          IraQ Nid  5 hours back

                          So naturally you guys need to have cat VR headsets enabling your kitties to enjoy the VR interface. But be sure to make the cables chew proof.

                          • Papa Labman
                            Papa Labman  5 hours back

                            I'm pretty sure Linus has given up on smooth segues

                            • fede
                              fede  5 hours back

                              Wtf cat in the box??

                              • Yar0nix
                                Yar0nix  5 hours back

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

                                • Lukas Sprehn
                                  Lukas Sprehn  5 hours back

                                  Maybe? What? It was never dead or close to being dead. What are you talking about?

                                  • J-THR3
                                    J-THR3  5 hours back

                                    If you’re an average consumer, get the Oculus Quest. You can even stream SteamVR to it with almost unnoticeable latency if you have a 5ghz wifi network.

                                    • Lanes
                                      Lanes  5 hours back

                                      "I do wish it was more of a strap on experience" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                      • Ashley Keyser
                                        Ashley Keyser  5 hours back

                                        my cats name is shadow!

                                        • oktc68
                                          oktc68  6 hours back

                                          VR no no no, all that money to look like a complete arse Linus.

                                          • Avernuum Solantis
                                            Avernuum Solantis  6 hours back

                                            Whoever keeps designing those cheap looking speakers for these headsets should be publicly executed... Not to mention the mic!

                                            • Charles Li
                                              Charles Li  6 hours back

                                              buying the index for the free cat in the box!

                                              • Globespy
                                                Globespy  6 hours back

                                                Way to go Linus......but it's still a huge letdown given that it's really marginally better visually than the Rift S, and is much harder to drive even with high end PC. With the problems with the index controllers reported all over the internet it's really not worth the money.
                                                I had one for a week and returned in favor of keeping the Rift S as it is simply far more compelling since both these HMD's are nothing more than stop-gaps between old and actual next gen VR.

                                                • The Great Bambino
                                                  The Great Bambino  6 hours back

                                                  You need to play Boneworks ny Stress Level Zero when it comes out. It's the only VR gaming experience being presented right now that adequately supports Index functionality.

                                                  • Furious Deer
                                                    Furious Deer  6 hours back

                                                    shouldve tried blade and sorcery that has full finger tracking

                                                    • Hugo Wijk
                                                      Hugo Wijk  6 hours back

                                                      Is it worth just getting the controllers for the htc vive?
                                                      They just became available for me and now I have to decide if I want to buy them.

                                                      • Retro Plus
                                                        Retro Plus  6 hours back

                                                        3:32 Wow, it's awfully kind of Valve to include a free cat with every headset!

                                                        • The Great Bambino
                                                          The Great Bambino  6 hours back

                                                          Valve Index definitely comes with a free cat. While supplies last.

                                                          • Tom Cullen
                                                            Tom Cullen  6 hours back

                                                            BRO, of course your cat's called shadow

                                                            • Oxford Electronics
                                                              Oxford Electronics  7 hours back

                                                              Strap on experience….deep in the hole there....using middle finger...only doing what daddy told you to...

                                                              • Nephanor
                                                                Nephanor  7 hours back

                                                                Hey dude, any chance of getting this in Canada? Because doesn't have it

                                                                • DogTheBoss
                                                                  DogTheBoss  7 hours back

                                                                  And here I am with a shitty WMR headset

                                                                  • Tomer abitbul eizen
                                                                    Tomer abitbul eizen  7 hours back

                                                                    It comes with a cute kitty worth it even if it doesnt work

                                                                    • Psychonaut Gamer
                                                                      Psychonaut Gamer  7 hours back

                                                                      "I still do wish that this was more of a strap-on experience" That's what she said. Is that still a thing?

                                                                      • Psychonaut Gamer
                                                                        Psychonaut Gamer  7 hours back

                                                                        Sinse weed is legal in Canada, then why the fuck wouldn't you do one of these videos stoned? Linus is officially un-cool.

                                                                        • Chaos Corner
                                                                          Chaos Corner  7 hours back

                                                                          Soft touch always ends up as a sticky mess after a few years.

                                                                          • Seraph X2
                                                                            Seraph X2  8 hours back

                                                                            oh hah. he's got the replica sword from the last samurai i got that same one..stand and everything.

                                                                            • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                                                                              〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  8 hours back

                                                                              Even if for some reason your paying $1500 too $2000 doesn't make the price of the valve index justified or worth while. All the headsets at the moment are overpriced making them not worth while. :(

                                                                              • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
                                                                                〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈  8 hours back

                                                                                Is it easy to disable the headphones completely so you can just use your surround sound speakers

                                                                                • rufftuffman rufftuffman

                                                                                  sensors midel finger shows brutal murdering rigth on youtube

                                                                                  • OctoMan PC's
                                                                                    OctoMan PC's  9 hours back

                                                                                    for $1200 you get the HMD, Controllers, Sensors and a CAT!

                                                                                    • Brecht Guillemyn
                                                                                      Brecht Guillemyn  9 hours back

                                                                                      it would be cool to be your kid

                                                                                      • ThangMD
                                                                                        ThangMD  9 hours back

                                                                                        Can you just buy the controllers and use it with vive?

                                                                                        • tSp289
                                                                                          tSp289  7 hours back

                                                                                          Nah, if you could do that I bet that's what everyone would do. Pretty sure they'll lock you out of that.

                                                                                      • Garrett's Apple and N U T Crumble

                                                                                        I'll get VR in like 2030, when I can afford it. Ill be 33...

                                                                                        • Garrett's Apple and N U T Crumble
                                                                                          Garrett's Apple and N U T Crumble  52 minutes back

                                                                                          @tSp289 Nope! Plus imagine how advanced the tech will be in 10 years!

                                                                                        • tSp289
                                                                                          tSp289  7 hours back

                                                                                          What you need to do is get a soul-destroying 6 day a week job including nights that makes you hate yourself and humankind but gives you a fat(ish) bonus. That got me my current VR setup, racing wheel and water-cooled 1080ti. Then if you survive your first mental breakdown you can become a student again and still keep all the stuff!

                                                                                      • William Fong
                                                                                        William Fong  10 hours back

                                                                                        Linux need more exercise or atleast more stamina training... He sound like he just ran marathon lol

                                                                                        • Radical Larry
                                                                                          Radical Larry  10 hours back

                                                                                          Cable managment?? Whats that? *laughs in Oculus Quest*