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Black Gangstaz has had a change of design since we last saw it three years ago, so we thought it was about time we checked up and saw what was happening '"in da hood." We've still got the promise of hot, ebony guys who may be tough on the outside but who actually crave cock and ass. We've still got a line-up of the usual suspects: black thugs with big attitude and bigger dicks, smooth-skinned streetwise men in solo and hardcore action, and we're still expecting lots of hard action and photos, so let's head on in and see what's going down in the new version of the site.
Content is shown with run times, titles, rates, and tag words, and there's a top menu that directs you to the content and extras, so that's got us off to a good start. The home page still shows us what's new with revolving sample images giving us tough and fit ebony guys, naked black man, cock sucking action, and a group scene with five dark dudes. So, it looks like the solo and hardcore action is still on the menu. There's also a list of DVDs to check out with titles such as "Black monster dicks" and "Twisted Thugs," so everything looks on target there, too.
The movies here are arranged as Videos and DVDs. There were 722 ebony videos in total. These videos are scenes from the available DVDs, and are shown in low, medium, and HQ streams in Flash, and downloads are available in up to four qualities in MP4 format. The top resolution I found was the same as when we last visited, 640x480, and there were two medium quality options and a mobile option at 480x360.
The 168 ebony DVDs (from which the site's videos come) are made by a variety of studios, which makes them non-exclusive, and each one is shown with its component scenes. Scenes come with a screenshot gallery each, shown in a scrolling list with individual images clicking up to 713x446. These are what you would expect from screencaps, with some slightly blurred action captures; sizes, quality and numbers per set vary. And around all this movie content you have neat interactive functions such as rates and "add to favorites," comments, descriptions to read, and linked tag words for ease of browsing.
There is also an area for photos in the site now, where there were 127 galleries shown with images in a choice of sizes from 1600x1066 plus a smaller size. Images generally survived fine at the largest size and the quality was a mix of good-amateur and studio-taken quality. Image sets come with zip files for easy downloading, thumbnail pages leading to solo pics, and simple navigation tools, plus slideshows. They are a mix of solo poses, and action scenes with many a hot black guy and some interracial shoots as well. Numbers of images per set vary from 20 to over 200.
Black Gangstaz is part of a porn network, and that means it comes with bonuses. Click to the Bonus Sites area and there are 15 feeds to check out. These are not ebony-themed, but they do come from some good studios and companies like Falcon and Rear Stable, for example. The link to DVDs takes you to 1,077 gay porn DVDs; another link takes you to six "Channels" where you can access some of the DVD videos organized differently. These, too, are not ebony-themed, but they do offer some variety. At the top of your main pages you find you can also link into six networked sites, though these are straight and tranny sites and so not on theme.
Checking up to see if there had been any improvement to the issues we found last time, I saw that there is still a pre-checked offer on the signup pages, and the trial does still recur at $15.00 more than the standard monthly price, so no change there. But, whereas we had a problem with updates and revolving content during our last visit, the site has grown by nearly 400 more scenes, and the update schedule looks better now. There is a pop-up on the tour, but it's easy enough to close. And another site, called Ebony Knights, is owned by the same company as this site and offers the exact same videos.
Last, let's talk about updates. While the site has added hundreds of scenes, updates are sporadic. There have been no videos added in the past 7 weeks, but there were several added on the same day 7 weeks ago, and a video added every couple days before that for weeks. So either the site has stopped updating or they've taken a break. We'll find out when we next check on the site.
Black Gangstaz has definitely changed its look for the better and improved its delivery since we saw it last. There are more movies (722 videos at the time of this review), more bonus DVDs and more extras and interactive options. The member area is now a well-designed "tube" style site, with lots of filters and categories, and offers you several extras and bonuses that, though they may not be on-theme, add additional content. At the heart are still the ebony hardcore guys and gangsta thugs you were hoping to see, and while they may all be from existing DVDs, still at average quality (or better) and updates have slowed, Black Gangstaz is a good place to find thumping ebony hardcore.