Austin Zane was reviewed on 9 Mar 2012 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 61 out of 100||Videos:||15 / 20||Tour Claims:||2 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||3 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||11 / 20||Usability||4 / 5|
|Updates:||5 / 15||Value:||5 / 10|
84 exclusive videos in MP4 format, most sized at 1920x1080 @ 6 Mbps plus one smaller HD size, oldest shown a bit smaller, amateur to good amateur quality, most videos are full scenes, downloadable and streaming versions available, no DRM used.
Approx 75 photo sets corresponding to videos, pics are screencaps at fairly good screencap quality, shown online at 600x338, older sets 8 pics per set, newer sets a little larger, no slideshows, offered in zip files and shown at 1920x1080.
Live shows, blog in free area.
Live show dates aren't always announced more than 1 day in advance.
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- Monthly: $29.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Bi Monthly: $49.95 (60 days, then recurring at $24.95 monthly)
- Quarterly: $69.95 (90 days, non recurring)
- Quarterly: $69.95 (90 days, then recurring at $19.99 monthly)
Austin Zane stars Austin Andrews and Zane Michaels, straight best buddies and roommates who met doing gay 4 pay for another site, hit it off and now work together in gay porn. The guys have girlfriends, but they also suck and fuck each other and other guys on camera, and they seem to have a lot of fun doing it - so much fun that they decided to create their own site. Fun is a big part of what the guys do.
Austin and Zane aren't lovers - they're best friends with on-camera benefits, and their chemistry is obvious. There are other guys in on the action, as well, and while there are some solo jerkoff sessions, many of the episodes here feature cock sucking and some show the guys fucking. Austin and Zane are pretty casual, as they know what its like to be on camera, so the shoots are relaxed. This allows the performers to worry less about the cameras so they can enjoy themselves while sucking and stroking cock and fucking. And remember, Zane and Austin consider themselves straight, so the sex has a very different vibe to it.
There are currently 84 updates inside Austin Zane, 83 of which include videos. That's 55 more than on our last visit 19 months ago, but it's not that simple. While there's always at least 1 video added every week - usually every 6 days. Sometimes there's an interview with a model added on the same day as his action video, and sometimes there's a "director's cut" of a video added as an extra.
The videos are offered in your choice of downloadable or streaming MP4. No DRM is used, which is a plus, and the videos are amateur to good amateur quality. Most of the videos are offered in 2 downloadable HD sizes, the larger of which is a full 1920x1080. The oldest downloadable video I watched being shown at 920x520, which is still pretty good. While some of the videos could be sharper, overall I like the videos and the action. The streaming versions are good if you prefer to watch rather than download. All but a couple vids are full scenes, and the oldest downloadable versions come packed in a zip file.
Each Austin Zane video comes with a set of pics. These are fairly good quality screencaps that are shown online at 600x338. Each set can also be downloaded in a zip file, and these are bigger versions, each pic shown at a full 1920x1080.
Something really cool about Austin Zane is their live shows. I was lucky enough to catch one on my last visit, and it was fun and satisfyingly long. The video screen for the live shows is 320x240, with the chat on the same page to the right. The video can be enlarged to full screen, although expect a loss of quality, and the guys on cam were sexy and friendly.
The only issue I ran into here is the lack of live show schedule, and it seems that to find out when a live show is going to happen, you can head over to their twitter account, where there's tweets about what Austin, Zane and friends are up to every day.
One thing I'd really like to see would be live show reruns in addition to the regular video updates. That would mean more updates, and it would also mean that those who missed a live show would get the opportunity to watch it later.
Austin Zane has a lot going for it - downloadable DRM-free videos, frequent dated updates, horny guys and hot sex. Site navigation is a breeze, the content is exclusive and there is a live show from time to time. The site has grown, offering 83 episodes and updates every 5 to 7 days. But the best part of the site is the guys. Zane and Austin may be straight, but like other gay4pay performers, they've discovered gay sex can be fun AND it pays the bills. Together with their buddies, they've filmed sucking, fucking and masturbation content that's hot as hell and well worth downloading. Want to learn more about the site? Then why not head over to Austin Zane and see what they have to offer!
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content
- Enthusiastic and fun str8 guys having gay sex
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- Blazing fast download speeds up to 2.5 Mbps!
- All updates are dated
Things we didn't like:
- Live shows not on the same day or at the same time
- Oldest videos packed in zip files
- Videos are sometimes amateur quality (but makes sense for the site)