ChaosXplained
3Oct/130

Holiday Marathons are Coming! (And a Sale!)

    Holiday Marathon Sale!

    Holiday Marathon Sale!

    It's that time of year again!

    As a "Thank-Ya'll" to the members who have supported Team Chaos throughout the year, I try to double the output for the 3 holidays coming in the next 3 months.

    I figure many people have days-off, need a little escape from holiday madness, or perhaps a spiffy new computer or device to watch video on.  It has gotten a lot harder to pull-these marathons off. Mostly because I have been airing 4 videos per week, so been airing pretty much everything I have.

    Tubesites, torrents, and even Tumblr have wreaked havoc on the industry, and ChaosMen is no exception. It is very hard to get people to pull their wallets out and actually pay for porn these days, so me and models are doubly thankful to all you members who continue to support them. Not sure how long I can keep doing 4 releases a week. My goal was to try to have something everyday for you all to come see, but at the price point I am at, it has been tough to pull-off.

    3 Month Memberships $10 Off!

    3 Month Memberships $10 Off!

    Regardless, I am still moving forward full-tilt with the Marathons. I likely say this every year, but it is one of the best I have had. I literally filmed each video specifically for the Marathons.  Yeah, there are a few clunkers in there, but overall, the quality and the guys are amazing! Lots of new faces too, and some of the more recent guys (Braxton & Kellan) will be making some full-interactive appearances.

    Now I have to pay for all these videos, so I am hoping that a little sale will help pull previous members back, as well as generate some new fans.

    Since the Marathons span 3 months, I put the 3 month membership on sale. It is $10 off the regular price. Ok, ok, so it may not be a huge savings, but it is rather expensive to put all this together, plus I don't want to make current members too jealous! The sale will run until December 31st, 2013.

    That is over 50 videos for $49.95. Come on! That's less than a buck a video!

    If you join today, October 3rd, your membership will encompass the entire Marathon season. Of course if  you join after, then your membership goes beyond the New Year, and still get all the vids.


    Monster Cock Week!

    Monster Cock Week!

    Monster Cock Week - Halloween Week Marathon!

    What would Monster Cock week be without Vander making an appearance!?  Vander will be on hiatus for a couple months, as he is starting grad school and getting working for his Doctorate.  Yeah, hunky, hung AND smart! Triple threat"

    I have a few videos of him to air while he figures out his schedule, and he will be back, so you "Fanders" don't need to worry.  You all got him through his undergraduate, but we are figuring out how demanding his grad school program will be.

     

    Monster Cock Week!

    Monster Cock Week - Featuring Troi!

    Monster Cock Week!

    Monster Cock Week - Featuring Apollo!

    This year I bring on a couple new faces as well. Troi is now part of Team Chaos, and his videos will start airing the week of Halloween. Apollo will also have a couple videos, each giving beer cans and remotes a run for the money!

    This marathon mostly contains solos and orals, but Vander will be sitting on Troi's giant cock as well!

    3 Month Memberships $10 Off!

    3 Month Memberships $10 Off!

     


     

    Giblets and Butt-Stuffing Week!

    Giblets and Butt-Stuffing Week!

    Giblets and Butt-Stuffing - Thanksgiving Week Marathon

    I amp'd up the Butt-stuffing portions on this Marathon with 3 heaping helpings of sex films that week. New guy Kellan stuffs perennial favorite Solomon. And there should be a nice Edge video in there as well.

     


     

    Holiday Marathon!

    Holiday Marathon!

    2013 Holiday Marathon

    This is the longest Marathon with the most variety. From Edge, RAW, Massage Service and an amazing TagTeam with Gavin, Jet and Cooper Reed taking it up the bum in his first appearance on ChaosMen!

     

28Jun/130

PayPerDownload Now Availablet @ BuyChaosMen.com!

    Pay Per Download

    I finally got about 600 Pay Per Downloads Online at BuyChaosMen.com!

    Every night I would set aside an hour to get  30-100 videos added to the shopping cart. Kinda slow to go on my own, but I believe I have enough online to make the official announcement.

    I currently release about 16-20 videos per month on the site. With membership at $19.95 for recurring members, I am hoping everyone sees what a great deal that is. Pretty sure no other "boutique" amateur site does as many releases.

    With these new 1080p .h264 (MP4) formatted videos, I knew I could not afford to add them as part of a regular membership.  With the file sizes so large, I figured Collectors would be the ones who wanted these super high quality versions. Regular memberships still get the lower quality 720p HD, and those that want the ultimate quality/size could do them à la carte at BuyChaosMen.com.  Director's Cuts are available as well, and I added them at the BuyChaosMen.com to not run afoul of any of the Payment processors who take exception to fetish content.

    I haven't decided if I want to put the most current releases up, as of course my bread and butter comes from memberships. So for now, the collection online truly is for those that want the best quality of previously released videos.

    I tend to think of videos in sets of 100, since I number the videos as I go.  I got videos 500 to 1199 uplaoded and ready to go, with larger CamCaps and all with previews. Videos 1200 and higher are currently airing on ChaosMen.com. Not sure if that is the best way for shoppers to find their favorite videos, but if you do a search on a model's name, or search for a theme, you should find a collection of that model or theme fairly easily.

    If the demand is good, and people want say, ALL the EDGE videos, I can go back and start adding the 200-400 series. Anything before that was shot in Standard Definition. It is hard to believe that I was one of the first sites shooting in HD, and most of my collection can be released in full HD.

    This has been a long process, but it has been worth it because I am working to update ChaosMen.com with larger previews  and preview images. So going back and reformatting the CamCap previews needed to be done will be time well-spent. With almost 1300 videos shot, I have a shit ton of images to re-size and re-format. The site has become a beast!

    Currently, members can get a $1.00 on each video download by using a promo code, so be sure to log into the Member Zone to get the code!

     

29May/130

PURE Chaos this Summer @ ChaosMen.com

    I will be introducing a new "theme" at ChaosMen on June 7th.

    I of course am big on themes, vs plot, and I have tried a little bit of everything in the past. The PURE theme is a bit like the Bossy videos, except instead of being a little more hardcore, they tend to be more romantic, sensual, and wet sexy hotness!

    It is a simple shift in energy and location, but really makes a HUGE impact. I wanted the room to be white so it would drop away, making the focus just on the action. We added a lot of body oil. The models that have amazing bodies, really have been getting-off to the muscle-worship it inspires.

    I have filmed about 8 of these and most will air over the Summer of 2013.

    Below are some Sneak Peek pics of some of the action in 3 of the videos. You may note some new models, Santoro, and Bay. Bay will be making a big impact this Summer, and is definitely the new talent to keep an eye on. The dude is sex on a stick! He has two Peep videos that will be airing in June.

    chaosmen_bay_facial

    If you would like to see a Pure video preview check out http://www.chaosmen.com/pure!

29May/130

New DVDs and PPD on the way!

    A few changes at BuyChaosMen.com!

    I have upgraded the shopping cart, and have a new merchant account. This will allow me to do some Pay Per Downloads on select titles. More on that below.

    But I also added two new Shear Chaos titles. If you have purchased from BuyChaosMen.com before, please note that I did not import any saved personal information, so you will have to re-setup your basic account info.

    Shear Chaos 9 - Front

    Shear Chaos 9 - Front

     

    Shear Chaos 8 - Front

    Shear Chaos 8 - Front

     

    Shear Chaos 9 - Back

    Shear Chaos 9 - Back

     

    Shear Chaos 8 - Back

    Shear Chaos 8 - Back

     



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    We are in the process of upgrading the servers at ChaosMen.com, so I have a lot more room, and of course, speedier dishing up of videos.

    As I mentioned above, the new cart at BuyChaosMen.com will allow me to do digital products, and over the last couple months, I have been encoding the HD vids into full 1080p at 6000kbs. So they are VERY high quality and also quite large. Most videos  start about 1GB per file.

    They are not good for streaming, and this large size and quality is really more conducive for Pay Per Download (PPD). I could raise membership prices to offset the cost, but I think in general, these vids are for collectors who want the highest quality they can find for the ultimate home theater collection.  Price for each video is $4.99

    Having the cart stand on it's own is a way for me to have content that CCBill or Epoch might not otherwise allow on ChaosMen.

    The videos are definitely not for everyone, but I think collector's and those wanting the highest quality available will really like. Plus they look amazing on a 55" or above LED TV!

    I have added only about 20 videos so far. Lots of leg work to add them, but over the next couple weeks I will be adding 200-300 videos.

26Oct/121

ChaosMen Event at Brick, Dallas! Nov 9th 5-9pm

    Meet ChaosMen models at the Brick in Dallas, Nov. 9th, 5pm-9pm!

    As with most of these events, bars tend to change dates on us. We were all set for Thursday night, but now it is Friday. I will update this page if things change.

    But if you are in Dallas that weekend and want to meet Ransom, Haigan, and Glenn, they will be there. It is during Happy Hour, so it will be a little less crowded and you can get some One-On-One time with them!

    ChaosMen Brick Event! Nov. 9th 5-9pm!

    ChaosMen Brick Event! Nov. 9th 5-9pm!

22Jun/124

Director’s Cuts Available for Limited Time on ChaosMen!

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

    This was a major undertaking!

    As you might have seen from the last entry, I released three new DVDs, one of which is the long-awaited RAW Piss DVD!

    A couple weeks ago, I slowly  added the Director's Cuts of the Piss action versions of these videos to the site. As long as I don't go crazy and post piss images or text, everyone seems to be cool. I never know what kind of thing CCBill or Epoch will take offense to,  that's why it is a Limited Time!

    Did you all know that the site is constantly scrubbed for "offensive" content. Like the word "force" or "forced" can't be anywhere in the site. I guess it implies rape? Which is of course a word I can't use on the site. So I can't even say, "He forced his cock deep inside."   But I can say, "He wedged his cock deep inside." or  "He jack-hammered him with his cock."  Ahhhh semantics!

    Anyway, my goal was to time the release of the new DVDs, with the Director's Cuts on the site, along with the latest CRAZY Piss Video, Allen & Vander.

    Well, the DVDs took extra long. I had no idea I was creeping up in time on two of the DVDs.  The Piss and Edge video both got up to 4.5 hours each!  I'm still not keen on licensing Blu-Ray, and well, if I had, it still would be a Double Disk set. So the price is a little higher, and it took us a bit longer to get packaging setup for Double Disk sets.

    I actually had another video to air today, but wanted to try and make sure that Members of the site could see all the scenes (except for the Bonus scene ~ahem~) at the same time shoppers could get the DVDs.  So I spent the night trying to get everything setup. As usual, everything has a ton of spelling and grammar errors. I like to think of it as my trademark!

    To quickly get to the Director's Cuts, you can just click here, or go to Search and type Director and submit. It is also in the Advanced Keyword search.

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss

     

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss

     

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

     

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

    Allen & Vander RAW Piss!

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6May/124

What a Yucky Week!

    Hackers are Yucky!
    As most of you guessed, last week ChaosMen.com was being hacked by a persistent hacker. Most adult websites deal with this routinely. DOS (Denial of Service attacks) are pretty common. Unfortunately, this was not one of those. This one really kept at it, and as we sealed up one hole, he would take advantage of another. Finally, he got frustrated and posted a homophobic remark on the site, and we finally blocked several key "hacky" countries while we continued to search for security holes.

    ALL sites get hacked. The FBI, CIA, Sony Playstation, Twitter, Facebook... No matter how good you are, someone with determination will keep trying. For almost a decade we have kept them at bay, and longtime members have endured several DOS attacks where the site slows to a crawl. We do our best, but we aren't security professionals here. No one really is. I think security companies and even the FBI end up employing hackers rather than putting them in jail.

    I am always aware the site is under constant attack. At least once a month I am reminded while someone noses around the site. I even made it part of the Terms and Conditions page, that this site WILL get hacked, and will go down. It's just a given. The site stores no personal information, and all transactions occur at CCBill and Epoch. Injecting code and virus, well that just ain't good!

    I had 3-4 very nice emails from members who work for private companies telling me horror stories of how their mail server was hacked, or their private server was hijacked. Of course there were some angry member and non-members(?!?) quite upset that the site was not up, but also trying to redirect and infect their computers. Understandable. I apologize for not being able to fend this one off!

    Having said that. . .

    Wear a Condom on Your Computer!
    All I can tell you, is much like my Condom Use Statement, you have to protect yourself. Go to downloads.com and try some of their top-rated security software. Also, get a copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and at least once a month scan your computer.

    Windows Security Software at Download.com

    Every week I am updating usernames and passwords for 2 to 3 members who have had their credentials lifted directly from their computer or using an insecure wireless connection. The only pattern I can see are members who use the same login at every site, and also join the site many times with the same credentials, which likely means they use the same login everywhere. It is bound to get out there!

    I update their login, and advise them to scan their computer aggressively. I have done this for members hundreds of times over the years, and thankfully I have yet to see a repeat where that usernames gets lifted again. I never take the stance that members deliberately share their login info. Users are bound to get hacked too!

    If you are looking for a cool Password Manager, check out Splash Data's SplashID. Usually they have a free mobile app, and you just need SplashID installed on your computer($40). It will sync your information with your phone, so you have your logins with you at all times! It will generate usernames and passwords, for people like me, who aren't very creative.

    Yes the software is currently listed for $39.95, but I gotta tell you, and perhaps I have many logins for many things, but this software keeps me sane, especially when you have it synced with your phone!

    Don't be an Apple Lemming!
    I love Love LOVE Apple stuff! Great gadgets and computers! Awesome design! I am an Apple Lemming myself!

    Apple has done a fine job letting everyone know how bad Microsoft's OS is, and how perfectly safe their OS is. Well that has come back to haunt them as the latest news reports are that if you own a Mac, you are now a prime target for hackers. I find most users with password sharing issues are on Macs. You make up much more of the market share, and most user don't have even the most basic protection setup, believing their computer is secure.

    It is not. Lots of great software now to protect your investment and identity. Go to downloads.com and search on Security Software for the Mac and find the highest ratings one and install one now.

    Mac Security Software at Download.com

    Apple is having to change it's party-line on how secure they are. They have thrown down the gauntlet to hackers... which leads me to another point…

    Making Bold Statements During A Hack Attack!
    I did do a press release to CCBill, Epoch, and all active affiliates about the hacking. But because the hacker was still around, posting a message on the site that it is "perfectly safe and under control" would likely not only increase their attack, but also, invite others to join the hacking frenzy. No sense advertising vulnerability.

    It took us about 4 hours last Monday to rebuild what was damaged. Later that day, we decided to refresh the username and password files, as both Epoch and CCBill were unable to add new members or delete lapsed ones when the site was down. They both ended up nuking each other's logins over and over. Thankfully my web-hosting team was there to make sure the names got added back in. CCBill continues to lose about 300 names during these re-adds, and I now have a special message for members to see when their login fails to contact Support.

    I have a rather high opinion of my members. They are smart enough to know when something is happening. If the site is acting crazy or terribly slow, we are likely under attack, and they know it. Many sent me Trouble Tickets, Thank you! Everyone keep your AV software updated, and scan your computer, which you should be doing already.

    Use the Trouble Ticket System!
    A few of you will report to CCBill or Epoch an issue. I understand that you might need to if the site is DOA. But I find many users feel cheated or just don't email or use the trouble ticket system to allow us to troubleshoot their issue. WE WANT TO HELP!

    I check it often, and my server team also jumps in when I am filming, sick, or otherwise unable to timely respond. We often will escalate video playback issues and will even offer to remote into your computer to help trouble shoot an issue that is not easily resolved.

    You don't even have to create an account, just Submit a Ticket by Clicking the Next Button!

    THANK YOU!
    For all the members who stuck by while this attack happened. I prefer not to run and hide when an anti-porn or homophobic attack happens. I am glad to see many of you are as determined as me! I would love to say it will be the last, suspect it won't be,  but let's keep our fingers crossed!

    Bryan Ockert
    ChaosMen.com

22Jan/121

The Flamingos Love Us!

    Flamingo Awards - They like us! They Really Like Us!

    Flamingo Awards - They like us! They Really Like Us!

    Well I am not sure what the Flamingos are (Yet?)  but I have to agree they have excellent taste in websites and men!

    One of my models stumbled on this page, and though I don't know if we will receive a Gold Flamingo Statuette, it is still pretty cool to be recognized as one of hte "Top" sites out there.

    We seem to be a favorite for them, picking up 4-5 awards for Top Performer (Vander) , Top Site,  Best Bareback, Optimized for Ipad, and Eli in the Gay4Pay Category.

    Top Site Categories

    Top Performer Categories

    They are definitely an affiliate, so they are trying to sell memberships, but then again, so are Cybersocket and AVN awards. But somebody or someones thought about these awards rather than taking in the most votes. I have always said I never win awards when it is about getting fans/members to vote, as I still am likely one of the smaller studios...you'd think that would  have changed by now, but some sites have huge member bases and it is hard to beat that. So I tend to do better in Industry awards, given out by industry professionals.

    Either way, I will take the free press, and things like this do mean that the site will continue to improve. More PAYING members  ~ahem~ equal faster downloads, more frequent updates, gang bangs, etc. So help spread the word!

    Speaking of updates, the new server is up and running very fast. I noticed the pages load almost instantly, searches are faster, as well as navigation in general. Next up is the Login process, something we have been trying to do quite a while. Since adding Epoch as a processor, the password file gets corrupt when CCBill and them Write to it at the same time.

    Yes I know, you want hotter guys, hotter cumshots, more cum eating, internal cumshots etc....all that is coming. But I like to keep fans/members updated on the tech that goes behind making your ChaosMen experience less chaotic.

    So stay tuned. I kept the updates the last two weeks to "low impact" videos, so that we could do the server move with out a crazy over the top video airing.  Get your lube ready for some extra hot stuff coming up!