Valve Index

From: Chris (CHRISSS) 2 Aug 2019 12:19
To: Manthorp 3 of 6
My Index arrived on Monday :D

I haven't had a huge amount of time to play with it yet but it's epic. I can't really remember the Vive to compare it but the quality of the screen is amazing. No pixels in sight. Some people complain about muted colours and light blacks but I haven't been bothered by it.

The immersion is fantastic. It's so easy to forget where you are and feels a bit strange coming back into the room after taking it off. Beat Saber is obviously awesome and the kids love it. Even Sian said it was epic so it had wife approval too :)

Hotdogs, Hand Grenades and Horseshoes is crazy. The gun mechanics in that is amazing. Very interactive and really feels like you're playing with real guns. And defending yourself from attacking hotdogs is both crazy weird and intense. I just wish my living room was bigger so I don't have to worry so much about crashing into things.

I have to say I love it.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 2 Aug 2019 12:59
To: Chris (CHRISSS) 4 of 6
defending yourself from attacking hotdogs is both crazy weird and intense.


From: Manthorp 2 Aug 2019 14:51
To: Chris (CHRISSS) 5 of 6
Brilliant! The resolution & all-round performance of the Index is meant to knock the Vive into a cocked hat.

I really want an index headset at least, but I'm not sure my setup has enough grunt. What CPU/GPU have got?
From: Chris (CHRISSS) 2 Aug 2019 15:19
To: Manthorp 6 of 6
I just had a go at The Exorcist Legion VR and I can see what people are saying about the blacks. It is pretty grey to be honest but in most things it's not a problem at all.

And fuck me, that kind of shit if terrifying in VR. It was very short but I nearly shit myself when the lights started flashing and things started appearing out of nowhere.

I recently got a 2070 Super and still running my old i5 2500K. Most things or handles perfectly. Beat Saber can even do 144Hz. But some things struggle a little. Shattered Lights for example dropped down to 30FPS.