Creator / Polaris

Polaris is a gaming network on YouTube and affiliated with Maker Studios. Created in 2007 as TheGameStation, its official website is its YouTube page. The company revolves around sponsoring gamers and giving them partnerships on YouTube, although changes to how this functions are leading to increased tension between the gamers and YouTube. The YouTube channel itself mostly covers real life affectionate parodies and skits related to gaming, which are produced and cast by its members whom work for Polaris offices in Los Angeles.

Some of Polaris' more successful videos include their spin-off Lore In A Minute series, after a premier Diablo lore short, and a popular Web Original series, "The Street Fighter". They had also embarked on a new adventure called "Broken Quest," an animated spoof of MMORPGs, Tabletop Games and fantasy gaming in general.

Following JonTron's leaving from Game Grumps on June 25, 2013, sequential episodes of Remag Daily had a number of the hosts "leaving" the show. It was finally announced on July 4-5, 2013 that TheGameStation was rebranded to Polaris in order to include more non-gaming related channels and original programming.

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    Gaming Channels 

    Gaming networks within Polaris 

    Review Channels 

    VLog Channels 

    Variety Show 

    Comedy 

Polaris/TheGameStation itself provides examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Some of the members go by their real names, and some go by nicknames or stage names, so when they collaborate it can have this effect.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A truly epic example after practising Executive Meddling and Screwed by the Network - after running the Polaris Civil War cross-channel event into the ground, Polaris decided to lie to both Jesse Cox and Angry Joe that the other had approved a wrap-up video for the series, only to release the video without their permission, and the video was in fact not wrapping up the series but announcing a new host and blaming the decline of the series on Jesse. Jesse promptly called Polaris out in the video comments and Twitter, causing a massive backlash against Polaris. Polaris pulled the video, but not before losing around 3000 subscribers in less than 24 hours.
  • Gamer Girl: Press Heart To Continue, Rinry Game Game, and Nintendo Fan Girl, among many others.
  • Podcast: A weekly one featuring Total Biscuit, Jesse Cox, and Dodger, plus one random guest.
  • Running Gag: Wailmers in trees in the background of "Lore in a Minute" videos. Ever since a few complaints about the Pokémon lore involving the Kanto region that somehow contained a Wailmer (hiding in the forest, nonetheless), a Wailmer has sneaked itself in the Left 4 Dead and Guild Wars lores.

Alternative Title(s): The Game Station

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