Here's a site where you're put straight into the directors chair. You will get to control the entire scene in real time, from start to finish.
Complete review published on 11.13.2011
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If you remember reading those "choose your own adventure" books as a child, then you're probably already quite familiar with the format here at Saboom.com They promise members will be able to control the direction of the porn whilst watching it, deciding the sequence of events — from foreplay to the money shot. In addition, you will be able to thousands of hours of HD content, weekly updates, and the guarantee that each and every movie is interactive.
[v]Content Amount(2)Last updated on November 14, 2011.
Over 51 videos about 18 minutes each (stream only)
DRM: No restrictions
+ Full Movies, Multi-Bandwidth
MP4 (2800kb/s, 864x480)
MP4 (550kb/s, 432x240)
Model Index, Blog, Interviews
The main members page done a bang up job of displaying the level of interactivity of the site — there are numerous tidbits of information and links — without cluttering things up. The top of the page has a little spiel explaining how you can jump to specific acts in a movie, even direct your own porn, or even interact with other members of the community. Each member has their own avatar and profile information, and there's even a buddy-list on the right-hand side of the main page, as well as a full-list of all members who have recently joined.
The menu only has a few options, one for a model index and the other for the "shows." Other than the "my account" section, which is obviously critical, the only other button of relevance would be the one labeled "community," which basically amounts to one big wall of member activity. You can also access a member-list, from which users are organized either by join date or popularity, the latter being gauged by the number of friends the individual has, giving the site a social networking vibe. See number of members online, too.
The "shows" can be split up into 20 separate categories. Pretty much anything you can imagine, from your standard romp in the car to interracial & squirting. There's 51 shows so far, so expect to see some uneven numbers in the niche categories. Anal, blow-job, and hardcore hold the most, not surprisingly since they're such vague acts. The one true niche category that had considerable numbers, oddly enough, was the Office Sex" fetish. Then again, I'd imagine there's a great many of you who like to browse porn on the job, so I suppose fantasies involving co-workers are only par for the course.
The model index is pretty solid, although I think it could have been just a tad more in depth. There are 39 "stars" altogether, 9 of which have penises. Each model's page lists a date of birth, eye color, hair, height, weight, bra size, measurements, etc. In addition, there's a very brief bio, usually outlining their turn-ons and what got them into this sort of thing. The rotating images, showing high-lights of the performers best scenes looked great and was a nice little touch. And, of course, they include a list of all the scenes the performed in, as well.
You can watch the videos in the traditional sense, e.g., as it was filmed. But there's also a 'be your own porn director section' where you can snap together unrelated scenes, making your own kind of montage. Even with the other method, though, it's still doesn't feel like directing so much as editing. Nevertheless, it's quite fun to fiddle with and I've already made a number of my own creations. When I'm feeling artsy, I stray from your more standard, chronological order. I find it amusing, seeing them going from hardcore ass fucking to intimate, even somewhat timid, foreplay.
Admittedly, I had a good time playing God/controlling the sequence of events, but my interest waned quickly. Don't get me wrong, this is a killer concept. I just think they could have possibly went a little further with it, perhaps by adding in plot-lines with different sets of consequences depending on your decision. Something of that nature would give each show more replay value and add yet another level to the whole thing, making it feel less gimmicky. I have to admit, though, I enjoyed the ability to instantly switch to P.O.V.
The only other major negative I can see is that they haven't provided any real option for downloading the videos. For what it's worth, the embedded player is pretty sweet, and allows you to shift between a small, medium, and extra-large view. Going back to the negative, though, these clips don't really look like true HD quality to me. Frankly, they're a bit grainy looking, especially when shifting to "XL" view, and the resolutions of the files aren't all that hot, either.
If you're a photography buff, don't bother with this one. It's a video site, obviously, so I wasn't expecting much, but there's zero in the way of photo galleries. Surprisingly, they didn't even bother with screen cap galleries. Not that I care for screen grabs, mind you, but this does seem to be a standard feature. Again, this is first and foremost a video site, so I'm not holding it against them.
Joining Saboom.com is free, but you'll only get an hour of access and the clock is ticking — quite literally — from the moment you activate your account. So, pick your show quickly and make the most of your time. If you're willing to dish out a little cash, however, you can get premium membership, which includes full-access to all shows and the ability to edit your own porn in real time 24/7.
As far as extras go, you get 10 "bonus clips" which are compromised of interviews and behind the scenes footage. Strangely, I can't access one of them, despite having full membership.
The concept of this site is a great one, and they've stuck to their promise of adding a new show each week. The action is pretty hot and, I've got to admit, I had fun controlling the flow of events. However, I think the lack of downloads and the less than stellar play-back quality may turn many off. If they could just improve in a few minor areas, this would be a first-rate site. As is, Saboom.com is still quite interesting.
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