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


  1. Phillipe

    PhillipeIl y a 6 jours

    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...

  2. Darron Edwards

    Darron EdwardsIl y a 7 heures

    @Zenroy Other way around for me chap, had the Lenovo WMR and it was pretty dire IMO ....sold it and bought a Rift S....a lot more compatibility and it just works. Each to their own though.

  3. J cook

    J cookIl y a 7 heures

    @mrrip inc. Agreed! and for the money its a deal! but i did notice the 80hz over the 90hz in beat saber, and the worst part of rift-S is the HEADPHONES!!!!!!!! GARBAGE!!!!!!! that alone makes me want to take it back and get the index.

  4. David Bixler

    David BixlerIl y a 9 heures

    @mrrip inc. once in a while I have tracking fallout, but a quick close and reopen of the Oculus app on Windows and it typically fixes itself. There is also a controller bug with the right controller showing up extra controllers that don't exist and once in a while pairing gets glitched. MAKE SURE you are using a USB 3 port for this, if you accidentally plug it in to a 2+ port, it'll have lots of issues and bugs until you move it. Powered hubs also are unreliable.

  5. David Bixler

    David BixlerIl y a 9 heures

    @Zenroy what didn't you like about it?

  6. David Bixler

    David BixlerIl y a 9 heures

    @Linus Tech Tips hell I'd loan you mine and suffer for a few weeks just to get a review.

  7. checkmate

    checkmateIl y a 4 heures

    All of this sounds WAY too complicated to me to actually be fun.

  8. Joseph Cavender JR

    Joseph Cavender JRIl y a 5 heures

    Can the value index controllers be used with the vive

  9. Hytrozion

    HytrozionIl y a 5 heures

    what is the utility of cameras in the front of the headset ?

  10. Renato Medeiros

    Renato MedeirosIl y a 5 heures

    why don't they do controls with a real glove controls?

  11. William Lawrence

    William LawrenceIl y a 5 heures

    Rfit S was a huge upgrade over the original Rift, should review that!

  12. Tyler Durden

    Tyler DurdenIl y a 5 heures

    Neeeerd. good review though

  13. Feint

    FeintIl y a 6 heures

    IF you don't have any VR headset but you have a powerful gaming computer, are there any VR games that justify the 1000 USD investment? So far, the only game that looks worth it IMHO is Lone Echo which is an Oculus title. Sure, you can use something to allow you to play Oculus titles on Steam VR headsets, but aren't there control mapping problems?

  14. trinitrotoulen

    trinitrotoulenIl y a 6 heures

    Hey Linus, can you play war thunder #warthunder with that headset ? thank you

  15. Sidney Candido

    Sidney CandidoIl y a 6 heures

    Linus, I know someday or another you're going to review the HP Reverb, can you do us a favor of including racing/flight games on the review? I think the Reverb might be perfect for those seated experiences, but I want your opinion

  16. Muhammad hiari

    Muhammad hiariIl y a 6 heures

    0:57 wow a segue that makes sense

  17. andrew szerbiak

    andrew szerbiakIl y a 7 heures

    So Linus wishes for a strapon experience? Interesting.

  18. J cook

    J cookIl y a 7 heures

    he doesn't play BS on EX+.

  19. Edward Roy

    Edward RoyIl y a 7 heures

    Damn he has a nose most Jews would envy

  20. Andy Ackerman

    Andy AckermanIl y a 8 heures

    I had no idea that you were into a strap on experience. Not judging.

  21. Chase H

    Chase HIl y a 8 heures

    If you aren't impressed by the finger tracking in "supported" games, just wait until Boneworks from Stress Level Zero comes out on Steam. They have some amazing work being done over there. I'm hoping other game developers will follow suite.

  22. hum bug

    hum bugIl y a 8 heures

    When Half Life VR comes out in a few months these should sell better.

  23. Andrej Naumoski

    Andrej NaumoskiIl y a 8 heures

    If this headset was 400 dollars and the oculus rift like 200 dollars vr would be widely accepted and used by now. Vr is cool, all it needs to be is cheaper.

  24. TheStig ZeroZeroZero

    TheStig ZeroZeroZeroIl y a 8 heures

    Does it come with a cat? Cool!

  25. Chris Borg

    Chris BorgIl y a 9 heures

    3:38 love the linuscattips product placment

  26. Grendel _

    Grendel _Il y a 9 heures

    And the like goes to the kitten :)

  27. Clash Royale

    Clash RoyaleIl y a 9 heures

    Htc Cosmos :\, guys the Cosmos!!!

  28. ItsJustMe Mildoze

    ItsJustMe MildozeIl y a 9 heures Suddenly LTT turned into Linus Cat Tips

  29. Ecchiboy Gaming

    Ecchiboy GamingIl y a 10 heures

    Blade and sorcery is the best game for testing vr.

  30. DarklingGolem50

    DarklingGolem50Il y a 10 heures

    I bought one and I'm returning it tomorrow because it didn't come with a cat

  31. Helltech

    HelltechIl y a 11 heures

    I *really* can't trust Linus' opinion on VR anymore. As a Rift S, Pimax 5K+, and an Index owner, I can say that I still prefer my Pimax to the other two, though it is heavily modded to make it better (because it is shit out of the box). For example, using the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap and of course using Index Controllers. Also the fact he is blown away by the clarity makes me feel he never gave the Pimax a shot because he wouldn't be blown away if he did.

  32. Robert Mastrobattista

    Robert MastrobattistaIl y a 11 heures


  33. Akira Hiroshi

    Akira HiroshiIl y a 12 heures

    If VR dies, so do I.

  34. Hlspwns World

    Hlspwns WorldIl y a 14 heures

    Linus I have to totally agree with everything that you have said, but currently having the Oculus Rift, even though my system and display is now 4K and I fall into the category of someone who wants the index, it's still a lot of money to completely upgrade. The Rift S is attractive due to its ease of use and much lower price, but imo and yours the index is king. A small price drop (Half Life 3) would be a real clincher, for now i'll be holding on to my Rift for a bit longer I think. What about the Cosmos???????

  35. Alex Buckenham

    Alex BuckenhamIl y a 14 heures

    No-one thought VR was dead but LTT. Biggest evangelists before the rift came out then just declared it dead.

  36. Z/dos

    Z/dosIl y a 15 heures

    "Depending on what your doing in VR" ;)

  37. duked19

    duked19Il y a 15 heures

    Hmmm... at 3:43 the frunk suddenly and magically disappears for a few secs. =0

  38. duked19

    duked19Il y a 15 heures

    During the past years, you should have upgraded your Vive with Deluxe Audio Strap, Wireless adapter and joystick addon for the Vive wands. Such a difference. Vive is (unfortumately) still one of the best VR-headsets out there thanks to the blacks, brightness, binocular overlap, Hz, games, tracking, and decent FOV. (duked's tech tips)

  39. Virjoinga

    VirjoingaIl y a 16 heures

    I wish I could afford this, at least I have my Oculus Rift CV1 for the meantime :D

  40. Null Null

    Null NullIl y a 17 heures

    Mouse cursor on screen, duh

  41. General Obi-Wan Kenobi

    General Obi-Wan KenobiIl y a 17 heures

    Literally no one was saying VR was dead.

  42. SpiderUsman1254

    SpiderUsman1254Il y a 18 heures

    What about the Oculus Quest?

  43. Everett Ward

    Everett WardIl y a 20 heures

    The cat in the box.... was alive.

  44. loktar

    loktarIl y a 20 heures

    Great review, but as an owner of the Vive/Rift the only way I'm upgrading is for wireless at this point. That's the real game changer.

  45. Wry

    WryIl y a 21 heure

    I don't believe GORN has proper full finger tracking support yet, it has preset combinations of buttons that represent a few hand expressions as you saw. Please find a proper game or maybe even a tech demo to show off the controllers.

  46. pokeface119

    pokeface119Il y a 21 heure

    I liked the Dell Mixed Reality, despite what "Reviewers" say, it was a LOT sturdier than it seems and over 2 years of punching walls full force over and over again it still hasn't broke xD (I also like how it has no limits on play space and you don't need to set it up like other VR sets, as well as liking the 300$ price tag on Newegg making it probably the cheapest 6 dimensional headset with controllers. The display is fantastic as well.)

  47. Alex Flockhart

    Alex FlockhartIl y a 21 heure

    They are still using fresnel lenses? I'd much rather have clearer picture and a bit more weight


    STOPYOURCLICKBAIT BruhIl y a 21 heure

    Lmao got a quest cause I don’t have a $ 2000 Pc lmao

  49. Mexican Mario

    Mexican MarioIl y a 21 heure

    so can you play piano with these controllers

  50. Joe Dirt

    Joe DirtIl y a 22 heures

    Had the Index and loved it and its for sure the better HMD but the controllers are overrated and the "finger tracking" is analog and feels as such so might as well have physical buttons for each finger, prob would be more accurate to use. I sent my Index back because my PDI is like 2 points wider then their max plus its def not worth $1000, maybe $700 max and the lack of content for it, VR in general. 5 years maybe VR will be gold with better pc's and better displays and true VR content, ill try VR again.

  51. KrazyKrzysztof

    KrazyKrzysztofIl y a 22 heures

    vr games are pretty shit but pron must be amazing on this beast

  52. Rustley

    RustleyIl y a 23 heures

    Yeah yeah yeah, we get it, 1000 dollar valve index it's real cool and all... But where's the Oculus quest coverage? 400 dollars, no PC or phone or console needed, it's all in the headset already, no baystations or cameras needed, really good inside out tracking that's 1000x better than WMR tracking, there's some really nice rift ports on it, what about that?

  53. Gucci

    GucciIl y a jour

    Linus been hitting the gym?

  54. fNatyk

    fNatykIl y a jour

    11:59 Great sound bite..

  55. fNatyk

    fNatykIl y a jour

    HIDE THE CAT! Alinity is on her way!

  56. Hüseyin Arslan

    Hüseyin ArslanIl y a jour

    120 Hertz test without a real FPS like Pavlov

  57. MrBizaaro

    MrBizaaroIl y a jour

    When can we reliably play games like GTA 5, COD in VR ? 5 years ?

  58. Feint

    FeintIl y a 5 heures

    Someone was working on a GTA V VR mod, but stopped because it was too traumatic. He said he felt like a murderer playing it. You can already play a few regular games like space and racing games like Assetto Corsa, ACC, Project Cars 2, Elite Dangerous, Space Engine, and a bunch of others. The issue is a lot of those games aren't made for 3D and for using hand controllers and something that looks OK in 2D like models, textures and lighting will look flat and weird in 3D.

  59. Kenneth Donnelly

    Kenneth DonnellyIl y a jour cat does the same thing with my tv and pc

  60. Jarrett Kushner

    Jarrett KushnerIl y a jour

    Why does he need so many things in his pockets

  61. Daniel Becker

    Daniel BeckerIl y a jour

    Hey Linus! Could you do a video on No Man’s Sky VR! It’s my favorite game even though I’m having stuttering issues. Maybe you can solve why some get it running fine while others don’t on similar setups. I’m on Rift S, 16gb, gtx1080ti, i5 6600k, all water cooled. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 😁👍

  62. Demoin Mokratie

    Demoin MokratieIl y a jour

    19:43 he aims exactly at the camera

  63. Michael Pattison

    Michael PattisonIl y a jour

    I'm still waiting for iris tracking in a VR headset before I upgrade. Having accurate depth of field will help a lot with motion sickness and headaches.

  64. DJH316007

    DJH316007Il y a jour

    Do they all come with a kitten included?

  65. Asher Grossman

    Asher GrossmanIl y a jour

    Are you going to try the quest?

  66. josh6499

    josh6499Il y a jour

    That title... Shame.

  67. Ten8yp

    Ten8ypIl y a jour

    Nope... its definitely dead. Was Dead on Arrival... several times.

  68. Sneakybreeki

    SneakybreekiIl y a jour

    I didn't ever think I needed to see Linus playing Beat Saber until now lmao.

  69. The Editor AMVs

    The Editor AMVsIl y a jour

    3:32 And... there's a cat.

  70. Fouren Fouren

    Fouren FourenIl y a jour

    It would be cool if they made a glove who can act like hands in the game. Talking about dust tho, you do need to clean your house just saying altho i can imagine that it's so hard to clean a house that big.

  71. Playn Vanilla

    Playn VanillaIl y a jour

    "I still do wish that it was more of a... a strap-on experience..." - Linus Sebastian 2019 (#iheartlinus)

  72. Clanner Jake

    Clanner JakeIl y a jour

    i wish valve gave me free stuff cause i was a failed bieber clone.

  73. Last Requiem

    Last RequiemIl y a jour

    According to his roast, linus likes the "strap-on experience" 😉

  74. Shadow747

    Shadow747Il y a jour

    Wait what? when did it even die

  75. deliriumDrew_PSVR #thegamecat

    deliriumDrew_PSVR #thegamecatIl y a jour

    Oh fucking GAWD what a horrible clickbait VR ain’t dead title. VR games have gotten better every fucking month. Take a look at what Sony has done with their underpowered PC. #exclusively awesome. Best place for VR multiplayer. I know PC players that have like 5 VR friends. I got over 100 VR friends on PSN

  76. Confused Raccoon

    Confused RaccoonIl y a jour

    How is it for seated stuff like Elite, Truck sims, project cars, dirt or other sims?

  77. Gliffy

    GliffyIl y a jour

    Isnt VR really bad for kids?

  78. James Blaine

    James BlaineIl y a jour

    So do I get an adorable kitty with mine when I unbox it to :D

  79. Somiaz

    SomiazIl y a jour

    Was the cat included with product? Including shipping? 🤔

  80. Steve Stid

    Steve StidIl y a jour

    He wishes it was a bit more of a strapon experience. Linus and pegging LOL

  81. taelok

    taelokIl y a jour

    15:22 hey there, cameraman!

  82. Jeff G

    Jeff GIl y a jour

    I've had the Gear VR for my Note 4 and Note 8, I currently have the PSVR, an Oculus Go, a Vive Focus, a Samsung Odyssey, the original Vive and just upgraded to the Vive Pro. Comparing the newest system out there to the first gen Vive leaves a ton of systems between the two out of the picture. I get excited when I see a new VR come out, I got the Samsung because of the upgrade in resolution to the original Vive. I'm honestly wondering if this is a big enough upgrade to ditch the Vive Pro for.

  83. HiddenHippo TTV

    HiddenHippo TTVIl y a jour

    that was 1 sophisticated test, thanks loved it :-) ur mission impossible cat in the background also,, umm dont think kittens r the best idea when ur a full on techy, mind u ur routing of cables etc is supperb, kittens would die in my bedroom my cablings so bad, i trip over the main 1 almost everyday, do need some of those sticky things i saw u brought in previous singapore video, gonna get on ebay, amazon :-D

  84. NurRa Jaie

    NurRa JaieIl y a jour

    Not once, but twice i was surprised by the cats How the heck onbox a cat? And "shadow" is clearly a Linus's cat, its knock stuff off

  85. vexorian

    vexorianIl y a jour

    It''s pretty dead, Linus.

  86. Seags 98

    Seags 98Il y a jour

    Spends 1000 dollars on vr headset “it has finger tracking” puts middle finger up immediately😂