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

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  • Published on:  8/12/2019
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  • Phillipe
    Phillipe 7 days ago+2854

    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...

  • Carbon Lizard
    Carbon Lizard 7 days ago+2330

    Are we gonna ignore the cat in the box when he opened it

  • Andy Ackerman
    Andy Ackerman 4 days ago+342

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

  • Retro Plus
    Retro Plus 2 days ago+83

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

  • JT667
    JT667 3 days ago+128

    "I know you're only doing what daddy taught you"
    You mean dropping expensive electronics?
    Shadow is the goodest boi

  • SleepyFox
    SleepyFox 7 days ago+147

    How come you got a cat with yours? I didn't get a cat! VALVE! MOM!!?!

  • Ando Rexurix
    Ando Rexurix 7 days ago+2615

    Not gonna lie, I paid more attention to the cat than Linus.

  • Playn Vanilla
    Playn Vanilla 5 days ago+127

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

  • 0cube
    0cube 6 days ago+156

    >censors middle finger;
    >continues with gory gladiator fights
    lol

  • Jennifer Reitz
    Jennifer Reitz 2 days ago+26

    VR is not only never dead, it hasn't even slowed down. What the hell is this insane meme about the 'death' of VR. I just keeps growing. I have zero doubt it is the future.

  • Topstormking
    Topstormking 3 days ago+96

    Depending on what you're doing in VR.... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Matt Nicetunes
    Matt Nicetunes 3 days ago+48

    I missed everything he was talking about, whenever the cat was in the picture. :)

  • Aiden Simmons
    Aiden Simmons 2 days ago+6

    Speaking of $1000, look at these 5 screwdrivers!

  • Robert Vantine
    Robert Vantine 7 days ago+110

    cat knocks Switch on floor
    Linus: "That's my cat!"

  • wazzasay
    wazzasay 7 days ago+79

    Contact Boneworks by BrandonJLA and Stress Level Zero. They have full functionality for the index and an amazing physics engine

  • slavko sljapic
    slavko sljapic 7 days ago+1663

    I still do wish that it was more of a strap-on experience - Linus 2019 11:59

  • OctoMan PC's
    OctoMan PC's 2 days ago+37

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

  • C B
    C B yesterday+2

    Does the cat get it's OWN headset to knock things onto the virtual floor during a game?

  • Terra Incognita Gaming
    Terra Incognita Gaming 7 days ago+100

    VR video.
    With 5 finger tracking.
    Plays games that dont need any of it. Skips VRChat entirely.

  • Moustache Spy
    Moustache Spy 4 days ago+5

    Why didnt you play the actual hands demo? You mostly played games that barely support the index. You also neglected to mention that the fingertracking improves over time with sustained use