- Access to a huge archive of pics and vids
- Easy navigation and good site design
- Wide variety of content
- Daily updates
- Video quality could be bumped up a bit at times
- Poor interaction with many of the solo site models
Members Area Content as of October 22, 2008:
29 Members Areas: Lex Steele, Club Peter North, Lex POV, Club Vanessa Blue, Bruno B Reloaded, Doghouse Digital, Silverstone Video, Lex Big Cock Movies, Lex Interracial, Lex Movies, Lex On Blondes, Christine Young, Melissa Doll, Cherry Potter, Sweet Amylee, Shelby Bell, Kelly Summer, Busty Christy, Cute Angie, Annie Berry, Lube My Tits, Load My Mouth, Outdoor Backdoor, Heavenly Knockers, Deep In Cream, Porn Week Vacations, Sperm Cocktails, Europe Hotties, Cover My Face, Hardcore Gangstas, Tiny Ass, Sperm Glazed, Pornstars Analyzed, Pornstar Squirt, Swallow Squirt, XXX Porn Parties, Big Wet Asses, Hostiler Fucking, Flirty Pussy, Cheating Mommies, Real Squirt, Peter's Cumshots, Girly Gangbang, Only DP, The Lucky Man, Black Reign X, Bang Me Boys, Swallow Me POV, Fuck That Asian, I Love It Black, Feet Frenzy, I Want Latina, Hardcore Fiesta
Other Content: large archive of additional porn videos in a variety of niches, live camshows from models on the Camz network
For today's review, I'm taking a second look at the Brain Pass Network (also known as the Pornstar Network). When I last visited, this network consisted of quite a few single model sites and a handful of more generic porn members areas. Since then, they've exploded into a network of 53 sites that run the gamut from single model offerings to niche-based hardcore sites to official sites of various pornstars and porn studios. All told, the network boasts 10,000+ gigs of downloadable movies. Yeah, there's a lot of stuff to see here. I've already done full reviews of all of the single model members areas for QAP...for the purposes of this review, I'll be giving you a brief overview of the network as a whole. Let's start with the organization/navigation of the network and the individual sites.
Logging in will initially take you to the main network hub where you'll find tons and tons of links to all of the content available to you. The site you entered through will be linked up in the center of the page along with the latest updates to the network. A menu on the lefthand side links to such things as a complete listing of all the sites in the network, newest and upcoming updates, and your Favorites section. The menu also contains a plethora of categories which should help you find what you're looking for faster...everything from anal to Asian to creampie to facial to interracial to lesbian, and many, many more. Each individual members area here has a nearly identical setup. The center of the page contains a big title graphic and links to the site's most recent pic and vid updates. A menu across the top hooks you up with the archived photo and video content, among others things.
Turning to the content itself, let's start with the photos. Some of the sites (most notably the single model sites) have separate photo sections containing high quality digital pics. All of the sites have vidcap galleries with their video...but more on the vids in a sec. The normal digital pics are always high quality...clear, well-lit and professsionally shot. It looks like they weigh in at 600 x 800 all across the board which is a bit on the small side nowadays. These guys have been around for awhile and their pics have always been 600 x 800...might be time to bump things up a bit. The videos are the real focus of most of the sites and they always come with similar options. They split things up into so-called "hi-speed" and "low-speed" videos. Each of those sections then contains a few different choices and formats...for instance, the low-speed section might contain a low and medium quality WMV and a higher quality QT file. Usually the full scene is split up into multiple clips...the high-speed section, at least in the newer episodes, normally features a full-length DVD quality vid (720 x 480 at 6000-7000K) as one of its options. The quality of the high-end videos is generally good. I don't think the term "DVD quality" quite applies to the clips purported to be such, but still the videos overall look nice. You can bump 'em up to full-screen with only minimal pixelation. It'd be cool to see an actual DVD quality version added...like the pics, some of the vids look like they could use an slight update.
As expected in a network this large, the subject matter varies depending on which site you're checking out. Basically, the Brain Pass sites are divided up into 3 categories:
Single model sites(9 sites): As I mentioned, all of these have been given full reviews here at QAP so check out those reviews for more details. The flagships of this section are probably Christine Young, Shelby Bell, and Sweet Amylee. The single model Brain Pass sites are pretty typical...the members areas feature photosets and videos of cute models...usually the photos contain more softcore, solo posing (with some masturbation mixed in) while the videos contain the more hardcore boy-girl or girl-girl action. Although some of the content archives are quite large, it unfortunately looks like many of the models have gotten rid of their interactive features like camshows or diaries.
Pornstars and porn studios (11 sites): Here you'll find the official sites of some of the biggest names in porn, most notably Peter North (master of the giant cumshot) and Lex Steele. The sites here feature some of these stars' greatest scenes, drawn from their enormous collection of adult videos. You'll also find some members areas featuring videos from a particular porn studio like Doghouse Digital or Silverstone Video.
Niche-based sites (33 sites): This section contains the largest number of sites and features a huge selection of porn videos in just about every niche you can possibly think of. Included genres are big boobs, cum swallowing, anal, creampie, girl-girl, facials, interracial, squirting, rough sex, MILF, DP, gangbang, Asian, Latina, and more.
With this many sites, it almost seems silly to mention the idea of bonus content, but the Brain Pass guys do offer up a huge archive of additional videos in a wide variety of genres for you to check out. Lastly, a word about interaction. Many of the single model Brain Pass sites used to feature camshows by the starring model. Many girls also had a journal or diary to check out. As I mentioned earlier, it looks like most, if not all, of these have been removed so those who like to interact with the webgirls may be disappointed here. On the plus side, the network does offer access all the shows and performers on the Camz network so, even though you aren't getting a show from a Brain Pass girl, you do have some sort of live interaction going on.
I'm a big fan of the Brain Pass network. They offer up consistently high content in easy to surf, well-designed sites. Another thing I like is the diversity of the subject matter. Whether you're a fan of single girl amateur sites, professional pornstars or niche-based/fetish material, Brain Pass has you covered. You also receive access to the Camz network for some interactive flair as well as a huge archive of bonus hardcore videos. Bottom line is I really love this network. Check it out and see if you don't want to buy yourself a Brain Pass today.