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“Sexy Slayer” Video, In Honor of Jeff Hanneman

Many of us here at VB admire the guitar stylings of the recently-deceased Jeff Hanneman, so much so that our content guru made a fantastic compilation he calls “Sexy Slayer.” We offer it to you all now, just to put a smile back on everyone’s faces after a sad day. We can’t help but think Jeff would have approved.

R.I. P. Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.

More Info:
Jeff Hanneman’s death yesterday morning was confirmed in a statement on the band’s Facebook page: “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11am this morning near his Southern California home.”

“Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure.”

He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry.

Hanneman founded Slayer with fellow guitarist Kerry King in the early 1980s. The group was among the “big four” thrash metal groups of the era alongside Megadeth, Metallica and Anthrax.

Update For SOD Subscribers

UPDATE: we missed 2 release dates, but got caught up right away. We apologize again for any inconvenience and will work hard to ensure that this dos not repeat. Thank you for your understanding, and your membership.

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Dear SOD Subscribers,

Just wanted to let you all know that due to logistical challenges with getting content from Japan to the USA, we are projecting that we will miss a couple of DVD update dates in the next week or so. We are very sorry for the inconvenience; we know how important it is to all of our members that new content hits the site on time. This is doubly true in the case of a channel upgrade, which costs an extra fee above the base membership price. Please rest assured that we have done everything in our power to prevent this from happening, but were unable to overcome the various obstacles we faced. We are also taking steps now to prevent this from ever happening again.

As soon as we have the content on our premises and encoded, we will begin posting double updates on each release day until we have caught up to the number of DVDs expected. I will also provide an update to this post as soon as we have more details for you all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact customer support by clicking here to submit our web form.

More Soon,
Bob and The VB Content Team

Valentine’s iPad and Roku Giveaway!

UPDATE 3/4: The giveaway drawing took place on Wednesday, and we have our winners! We have emailed all of them, and we’ll announce them in a separate post as soon as we have heard back from every one. Thanks to every one of you who entered! If you didn’t win, please stay tuned… there will be another cool giveaway announcement soon.

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Hello Everyone,

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and it’s all about love, so we want to show you some love by offering you a chance to win a new 32GB wi-fi iPad with retina display (retail $599) or one of five Roku LTs, all absolutely FREE! These prizes will be awarded via a random drawing of eligible entries which will take place on Monday, February 25th. Read on for more details…

To be eligible to win the iPad or 1 of the 5 Roku LTs, you must:

  • Have an active VideoBox account as of 2pm PST on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013;
  • Be opted-in to receive email at the address on file in your account;
  • Have been logged-in to VideoBox within the previous 60 days prior to Wednesday, February 13th, 2013;
  • Click on the link in the email we will send to all members who meet the above criteria.

That’s it! Just make sure you can receive our emails, then click on the email and you’re entered! Don’t forget to add haley@vb-mail.com to your email address book. For instructions on how, click here.

The email will be sent on Thursday, February 14th (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day). Please allow time for delivery; sometimes ISPs queue up or stagger large email sends, so it may not get to you exactly on Valentine’s Day. If you think you are eligible but have not received the email by Monday, February 18, email us using the contact form at http://www.videobox.com/support/contact and we will look into it. If you don’t know how to update the email address you have on file, check here.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the VideoBox Team!

P.S. For official rules please see: VideoBox Valentine’s Giveaway

Congrats to Roku Giveaway Winners!

Happy New Year, everyone. Just wanted to congratulate the following lucky recipients of a brand-new Roku 2 XS, who entered our giveaway via this post:

  • n8dogcliff
  • Smokey8131
  • wildSM
  • colvidcon
  • chillinvillin

To all of you who entered but did not win, thanks very much for your entries, and of course for your membership! We are just beginning to sort through the massive amount of great feedback you gave us, and we’ll soon be discussing it to look for ways we can make you guys even happier this year.

And, our next giveaway will be starting soon. We have more great prizes in store for you, so be sure to check back now and then so you don’t miss out on the awesomeness to come. In the meantime, I guess you’ll just have to settle for watching some porn while you wait. :-)

Cheers,
Bob and the Whole VB Staff

New VB Channels: Elegant Angel & SOD

Hey Everyone,

Today we are proud to announce the launch of our newest VBChannels: Elegant Angel and SOD (Soft on Demand)!



Elegant Angel Channel

For years we have been trying to work out a deal to offer Elegant Angel on VideoBox. We have received countless emails asking for Elegant Angel and we are extremely excited that their content is now available to you all through the site.


Elegant Angel: Glamour Girls #3 Elegant Angel: Big Wet Asses #15 Elegant Angel: Pornstar Workout #2 Elegant Angel: Big Wet Tits #8




Soft On Demand

SOD (Soft on Demand) is the top adult studio in Japan. A common request we receive is for more Japanese content, so we made a concerted effort to bring you the best there is.


Soft On Demand: Japanese Juggs And The Beauties They Reside On Soft On Demand: Total Recall Me Maybe Soft On Demand: Bikes With Dildos And The Girls Who Ride Soft On Demand: School Girl Slut


For those who are interested in these channels, here are the details:

  • 40 full DVDs available as of this writing, for each studio
  • Elegant Angel – 3 DVDs added per week, including HD titles
  • SOD – 4 DVDs added per week
  • Elegant Angel is priced at $15/month
  • SOD is priced at $35/month

We hope you enjoy these new studios. I’m sure you’ll find at least a few scenes or movies that interest you ;)

Have fun!

Holiday Free Roku Giveaway!!

UPDATE: The giveaway drawing is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new entries. We have emailed all the winners, and we’ll announce them in a separate post as soon as we have heard back from all of them. Thanks to every one of you who entered!

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Hello VideoBoxers! ‘Tis the holiday season, and to ring in this special time of year, we have decided to give away 5 top of the line Roku boxes to you, our valued members! What better way to escape and relax from the holiday craziness than watching your favorite VideoBox scenes and movies on your big-screen TV?!

We’re giving away Roku XS boxes to 5 lucky winners that will be drawn at random. These Rokus are top of the line and retail at $99.99.

To be eligible to win a Roku, all we ask of you is to answer the following questions in the comments section of this post:

  • What is your VideoBox account username?
  • What is your favorite feature or aspect of VideoBox.com or the Roku channel?
  • What is your #1 suggestion that would make VideoBox or the Roku channel even better?
  • What specific studio or content genre would you like to see more of?

That’s it! Just answer the above questions in the comments section of this post and you’re entered! Don’t forget to include your username so we can contact you if you’re chosen.

The drawing will be on Thursday, December 20.

This giveaway is only available to residents of the United States and territories, and you must have a current active account at the time of the drawing.

We will be doing many more giveaways in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Holidays from the VideoBox Team!

For official rules please see: Holiday Roku Giveaway

Update: Changing “Newest DVDs” to “Recommended DVDs”

I just want to add an update to my last post.



While I still feel adding “Recommended DVDs” was a good change (as seen by an increase in our download numbers), I don’t wish to alienate the many members who want to see the latest content. So we’re going to change the home page to show:

  • Recommended DVDs
  • Recently Popular DVDs
  • Latest DVDs



We’ll tweak the “recently popular” calculation to emphasize newer content. That way, “recently popular” will change a lot, while still selecting for quality.



Also, we’ve verified that many custom clips fail if you download all the way to the end of the scene. We have a fix for this problem.



All of these changes should go out soon (within a week or so).



Thanks,



Josh

Changing “Newest DVDs” to “Recommended DVDs”

As many of you noticed, last week we changed the top content bin on the home page from “Newest DVDs” to “Recommended DVDs”. I’m writing this post to give some background on this decision.



First, I want to apologize about making this change without any communication. I know we made it confusing and less convenient for many people whose usage pattern is to check out the latest content.



So why did we make this change? A couple big reasons:


We want to display more relevant content



We have an archive of over 13,000 movies. Chances are, the last 5 DVDs added to the site will not appeal to you as much as 5 that we can recommend algorithmically.



Our recommendation algorithm is pretty good (though I think it can be a lot better). For one thing, it automatically chooses videos that you haven’t seen before. With over 13,000 DVDs, no one has seen more than a fraction of our library (that’s over 2 years of continuous 24/7 porn watching).



Our metrics confirm an increase in relevancy: after one week, we’ve seen a 9% increase in downloads since we promoted recommended over newest DVDs.




The world is *gasp* running low on new porn



There’s less porn being made these days. And much of it cannot be licensed without putting the content into designated premium channels.



Historically, our value proposition has been strongly linked to “5 new DVDs a day”. Because of changes to the external market, we can’t keep adding 5 DVDs a day forever.



So we need to reframe our value proposition to be more about overall quality of content that you experience, rather than simply what’s new.



I want to thank you for your patience and for being part of this site.
So far, there’s been an increase in downloads without an increase in cancellations, so I feel like these changes are moving us in the right direction. And things should only get better by improving our recommendations.



Thank you,
Josh

Roku Porn, Stick & Mobile

Hey All,

It should come as no surprise that we’re fans of the Roku box; our updated Roku channel is my personal favorite recent VideoBox enhancement. If you haven’t tried Roku porno yet, we’ll have some fun news for you in the near future that we hope will make that much easier for you. But while you wait for more details on that, there’s a Roku announcement from CNET that the VB team thought was pretty cool:

Roku’s “streaming stick” is coming out in October for $99. It packs all the punch of a Roku box into a little USB stick that plugs into TVs and is instantly out of sight, out of mind. Rest assured we’ll be playing with one in the VB office as soon as we can get our hands on it!

Roku also has a mobile app that we enjoy. It allows you to use your device as a remote (oh-so-handy when typing searches or logging in for the first time). According to the same CNET article, an update to the Roku app enables AirPlay-like streaming of music and photos from your device to your TV. Whether you’re streaming porn or looking at vacation photos with your kids (because you’ve installed our discreet app and enabled the parental access controls, right?), this sounds like another great reason to have a Roku in your house.

Read the full details here: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57516280-221/roku-streaming-stick-coming-in-october-for-$99-while-mobile-app-adds-airplay-esque-streaming/

And, let us know what you think of the VideoBox Roku porn app, or the announcements above, down in the comments.

Happy Friday,
Bob

MP4 Clips Fixed

Just a quick note to let you all know we have discovered the source of our problem with MP4 custom clips. Content released from here forward should not be affected, and will play on the major video playback programs for both Windows and Mac. Last night we began re-encoding affected files that are currently on the site, so those fixes will hit the site as they are completed.

If you see any issues with custom clips, please use the form on our contact page and give us as much info as possible on the affected scene.

Note: full-scene downloads were not affected, and will continue to be fine, and we have no plan to remove full-scene WMVs at this time.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Cheers,
The VB Team