|“||Love, Peace, Knowledge...||”|
The Skooled Zone is especially known for the factoids given about things encounted in the gaming environments. This isn't just lore about about the game itself, but real life facts and trivia. The owner and host of the channel, known only as Paul, has a cheerful, family-friendly style of commentary and a distinctive, giddy laugh. The Skooled Zone is currently his only channel. He grew a significant number of subscribers during 2016 through his Trivia Walkthroughs of Fallout 4.
The Skooled Zone was registered on YouTube on Septmember 24, 2015. However, videos weren't posted to the channel until June of 2015. It was during this gap of time that Paul absorbed everything he could learn about YouTube and video editing. Currently, the channel has over 40,000 subscribers and 250 videos on it with over 3.5 million views. Most videos on the Skooled Zone are gaming videos but there are channel update videos as well, which are dubbed "Homeroom Announcements" to align with the school type theme of the channel.
Along with the Homeroom Announcements, there are several branded terms used to convey the fusion between school and video games. Paul calls the comment section on his videos, The After Skooled Club. He also uses the catchphrase, "Stay Smart!" as a sign-off on every walkthrough. He also has other playlists with names like The Game Tutor, Xtra Kredit, and After Skooled Specials .
Paul has a somewhat uncommon personality for YouTube. He consistently maintains a vibrant and positive attitude. He speaks in an inclusive and communial style (using pronouns like we, us, and ours) during his gameplay. He never uses profanity in his videos, and rarely criticizes the games he plays. He is very caring, with plans to donate the proceeds from his merchadise sales to various charities, and loves to educate during his videos. He is also known to be very interactive with his fans in the comment sections of his videos (AKA, the After Skooled Club).
The Skooled Zone has done a number of collaborations which will be featured shortly...
Some games that Paul has played include:
- Sniper Elite 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate
- Far Cry Primal
- Fallout 4
- Quantum Break
- Battlefield 1
And many more. (Check out the latest ones here )
Games that Paul might play:
- Dishonored 2
- Sniper Elite 4
This list is just a prediction of the past games he has played.
- "Stay smart!" (Outro)
- "Love, Peace, Knowledge..." (Outro to 'Homeroom Announcement' videos)
- "Whazzup guys, and welcome to another episode on the Skooled Zone" (Intro to 'Trivia Walkthrough' videos)
- Flitch (A portmanteau he coined between "fun" and "glitch" to mean a glitch that works in your favor)
- Open Mic (A term he uses when inviting viewers to give the factoids in a particular episode)
- "Thanks for tuning in. I really appreciate it." (To his viewers at the end of a walkthrough)
- "Peace out." (Outro)
- "That's right! Tryin' to run up on me." (To defeated enemies in a game)
- "Ok, so... yeah." (Whenever he gets confused)
- "Nice. Good times!" (When he succeeds at something)
Some interesting facts about Paul:
- He lives in Los Angeles, CA
- He's a self-described animal lover and semi-vegetarian
- Tigers are his favorite animal
- Fallout 4 is favorite video game so far
- He worked for many years as a graphic and web designer
- He practices the martial arts, namely Kung Fu
List Of Subscriber Milestones
- Hit 1000 subscribers in July 2015.
- Hit 5000 subscribers in June 2016.
- Hit 10000 subscribers in July 2016.
- Hit 20000 subscribers in August 2016.
- Hit 30000 subscribers in September 2016.
- Hit 40000 subscribers in October 2016.
Videos & Photos
On the official website, the Skooled Zone accepts emails from viewers on upcoming gaming suggestions as well as merch ideas. He also maintains an active Twitter account.