Alternadudes is a real breath of fresh air for me. I get so tired of seeing the typical gay clones, those hairless nubile guys who look as if they could be molded from plastic, but here you get punks, skaters, rockers and other amateur guys with an alternative flair in what they wear and how they live. I appreciate that all orientations (straight, gay and bi) are represented.
Alternadudes seems to have been acquired by a company that owns a network of amateur straight sites, but I am happy to report that it has retained its unique appeal. In fact, the change, in my opinion, proves even more for the better when you consider the new design, because it provides a more user-friendly interface. I'll go into more detail on that later, though.
First, let me tell you that they continue to update on a weekly basis and the straightforward video section contains 232 videos. They all come in downloadable Windows Media format as well as MP4s that can be both streamed and downloaded. It seems the best option for each flick provides you with high-def playback at this point.
Quality varied a bit before the changeover, but there were more vids (although some were easily missed the way they were organized). The reason for the reduced amount of footage appears to be that they removed the secondary "music video" versions of some movies. These brought you an edited repetition of the same action set to a hard beat with lots of heavy guitar and visual effects thrown in. They were fun, but they're removal isn't a major loss.
There are 233 photo sets that often have big high-res images. Just keep in mind that you need to click somewhere on the pic when it's displayed in the embedded slideshow to see the full-sized photo. You can also download the sets in Zip files. Some pictures are crisper than others, but that's an issue of lighting and sometimes they've been altered for a more artistic effect. A couple of sets only have vid caps.
I honestly could fall in love with any one of these guys, so the more I can see of each one, the happier I am. Many of them have long hair, tattoos and piercings. Some of them have an emo look, so they sport dark eye makeup. One even wears "demon" contact lenses. I also appreciate that while many are young, there are a few mature ones too. Most importantly for my tastes at least, there's lots of intact body hair, although you will see some twinks too.
Now, let's go back to the rather extensive navigational features and let me tell you that you have the ability to save your favorites, leave comments and rate content. You can sort the video and photo sections by members' ratings, date and name/title of shoot. You will not only find keyword tags listed for each scene, but you will also find that there's an advanced search, so it's quite easy to find what you like. You can also browse for action via the model index.
You also get 1,120 bonus videos with good-quality videos to stream that cover a wide variety of gay categories. That's terrific, but I don't need to rely on the bonuses here to give this site my recommendation. Alternadudes has retained its alternative style that makes for some unique all-male HD porn.
|By: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 1523|
|Average Score: 64.5|
|$7.95/3 days, rebills at $24.95|
|$29.95/30 days, rebills at $19.95|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 233+||Pics per set: 45||Zip sets: Yes|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 232+||HD Porn: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Average Length: 11 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Download Limits: No
Windows (720x480; 2000k)
Flash (1280x720; N/A; streaming)
MP4 (1280x720; 4515k)
MP4 (1280x720; 9993k)
Pros & Cons
-zipped high-res photo sets
-no bonus sites
09/10/2012- From 81 to 76: Score adjusted to current criteria. -Will
05/04/2011- Stays at 81. -Will
10/31/2010- From 79 to 81: New bonus features. -Wayne
04/14/2010- From 75 to 79: Improved video quality. -Will - Initial review: 9/3/2009