Dark Thunder was reviewed on 24 Jul 2012 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 58 out of 100||Videos:||14 / 20||Tour Claims:||3 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||3 / 5||Uniqueness:||15 / 20|
|Content Amount:||10 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||4 / 15||Value:||6 / 10|
14 videos offered in streaming Flash and downloadable WMVs, highest quality vids shown at 640x480 with 700k bitrate, full scenes available but no clips, 25 minutes average, DRM used.
35 photo sets, 200 photos per set average, pics shown at around 598x900 at good amateur quality or better, 14 sets of vidcaps, 20 photos average @ 626x466 average vidcap quality, slideshows available, no zip downloads offered.
33 assorted gay feeds.
Site uses DRM, so only the streaming videos will play for Mac users or others who can't use DRM. Also the downloadable videos will probably not continue to play after your membership is expired.
Credit Card processing and billing by independant company or processed by the site's own bank.
This site uses pre-checked boxes on the signup page. If this option is left checked, you will automatically be subscribed to another site and charged monthly until cancelled.
- Monthly: $24.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Quarterly: $49.95 (recurring every 90 days)
- Half year: $99.95 (6 months, non recurring)
Dark Thunder delivers gay ebony and interracial porn featuring horny black studs and porn stars. There's a nice mix of men here. - guys so built that they are nearly bodybuilders, average guys, tattooed thug-types, and some guys slender enough that I'd call them twinks if they didn't look just a hair older or more mature. Then there are all the body types in between that - I'm going to say they have pretty much every male body-type in there except for chubs, and most of the men here are well hung.
They're plenty of indoor and outdoor gay sex here, and the performers are really into it. You'll find men who love rimming ass, plenty of cock sucking, fucking and messy cumloads. Some of the guys stroke each others hard black cocks, others bend over to get a deep anal pounding, and when it comes to blowjobs, there's plenty of licking, teasing and slurping those dark ebony dicks.
Dark Thunder has grown to 161 videos and 263 photo sets, although the site currently adds only 1 to 2 videos per month. The videos are still offered in downloadable WMV and streaming Flash and WMV. The newer downloadable videos are shown at 850x478, the older ones at 640x480, but both are good amateur quality, although I'd say the newer ones have the edge quality-wise. The streaming videos are offered in either 4 or 5 speeds, so there's a speed for just about everyone, although I preferred the downloadable vids a little. And one thing that will make some users happy is that the site no longer uses DRM-protection, so whatever you save is yours to keep.
There are also 145 hardcore photo sets and 118 solo sets. These are well-shot and good sized, ranging from 600x900 to 850x1280, depending on the age of the shoot. Most of the action galleries let the guys show off a bit before sharing blowjobs, eating ass and doing some serious fucking. There are enough medium and close-up shots to show the penetration and all the good stuff. The solo sets are smaller, the pics focusing on the guys in clothes and out, probably just before the actual porn shoots get started.
When it comes to extras, there's some good stuff here. First, members get access to a second exclusive bonus site called Thug Orgy. This site offers black men in group action, and it's from the same network. There's also a live show (I think it's monthly) featuring some name porn stars and plenty of hunks - and there are 495 archived live shows, so there's plenty to watch. Finally members get access to 34 assorted gay feeds in all sorts of niches including frat boys, men in uniform, bondage, Euro hunks and barebacking, to name a few.
I'm happy to report that not only has this site grown larger and removed the DRM from their videos - they've also lowered the price of their monthly and 3-month memberships. I didn't find any issues except a large ad near the bottom of the member home page, part of which could be mistaken for content.
One thing that might be worth mentioning is that you'll find some jerkoff sessions among the older to medium-age videos, but more of the content here is hardcore man-on-man sex than solo.
Dark Thunder has lived up to its promises, especially if you're looking for a gay ebony site that features more than just thugs look. The men are horny with big black cocks, and the action is hot, too. Offering 161 videos and 263 photo sets, the site has definitely grown, although I'd like to see more than 2 updates per month, but keep in mind that members do get access to a nice collection of bonus material. I was expecting a little higher quality videos, but the newer ones are an improvement, and members will appreciate that the DRM was removed from the vids. The bottom line - those who love big black cocks and ebony studs in professionally shot videos should check Dark Thunder out!
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content with black studs
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
- All updates dated
- Lower 1 month and 3 month membership prices
Things we didn't like:
- Only 1 or 2 new videos added per month
- Large ad on the bottom of the member home page