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Dan in his most serious moments.
Profile: OfficialNerdCubed
Twitter: @dannerdcubed
Facebook: N/A
Style: Humoristic Gaming, Vlogging
Date Joined: March 20, 2011
Date Shut Down: N/A
Subscribers: 1.7 Million+*
Videos: 1000+
Schedule: Unknown
Status: Active

Daniel Hardcastle (born March 23, 1989) known on Youtube as OfficialNerdCubed or Nerd³ is a British gamer well known for his rapid editing style and one-episode Let's Plays on his main channel, OfficialNerdCubed. Instead of doing a typical Let's Play, he examines the game in a 30 minute video, reminiscent of TotalBiscuit's "WTF Is?" Series, but maintaining a humourous twist throughout. NerdCubed's editing style is inspired by a popular Hannah Hart video series called "My Drunk Kitchen."


Nerdcubed uploads a video everyday consisting mostly out of Let's plays that are 1 episode were he just talks about the game and plays it. He releases his "Completes" series as an extra video on the day of release. These videos last anywhere from 15 minutes to sometimes up to an hour.

Running Series (as of 29/7/2014):

  • Nerd3  Plays - An edited video focusing on comedy with a humor-at-your-face comedy style, which NerdCubed is known for.
  • Nerd3 FW - A series where he just "chats" with the viewers whilst "fucking around" in a game, like the title "FW" or "Fucks with" stands for. It can also be refurred to as "Fun With" to the children.
  • Nerd3  Completes - A series where he is going to complete a particular game; as of Summer 2014, it is Timesplitters: Future Perfect.
  • Nerd3 Hell - A series where he plays the worst of the worst games...mostly German simulators though.
  • Nerd3  Challenges - A series where Dan attempts to complete challenges either set by himself or the community.
  • Father and Son-days - A series in which Dan and his Dad, Dad³, play a variety of co-op or versus games together. The series is sometimes featured in a different format (Dad³ Plays) on Dad³'s channel as Dan would star in the video which would be aimed more for that channel. 
  • Little and Cubed - A series with InTheLittleWood where they play challenges against or with each other. The episodes are either uploaded on NerdCubed's or Martyn's channel.
  • Nerd3 Live - A series, where he just takes his streams from Twitch and uploads their highlights or them as whole onto YouTube. They are currently in testing and he does not advertise them much at this time as a result.
  • Nerd3 Extra - A series where he posts things that could go on IRL channel if they weren't about gaming, such as glitches, game breaking bugs and rants. There is some speculation this has replaced the Soapbox series even though he has said that that would go to the IRL channel.

Completed/Retired (as of 29/07/14):

  • Nerd³ 101 - 
  • Nerd³ The Alpha Detective - 
  • Nerd³ Review - This series was announced along with many others when Dan decided to change up his channel majorly for the second time. No videos were produced for it and Dan announced in a sutble manner on his Twitter account that the series had "Disappeared". During his GTA V live stream he was asked why the series was axed and he explained that it would be redundant as if he enjoys a game already he would review it during a "FW" video, the same applies for games he disliked as he could put them in a "Hell" video.
  • Three Free Games Friday - 
  • Nerd³ Permadeath: Space Engineers - 
  • Nerd³ Permadeath: FTL Infinite Space - After changing some formats on the channel, Dan brought back the permadeath series due to personal enjoyment and popular demmand. In this series, Dan used the "Infinite Space" mod for FTL to see how long he could go.
  • Nerd³ Permadeath: GTA IV - The GTA IV permadeath was the last before Dan retired the format (Later brought back due to popular demmand). The series was a crossover between the Permadeath and Challenges series as Dan stated he wanted to do more "Interesting Challenges" instead of regular permadeaths. For this reason, Dans goal for the series was to survive a 6 star wanted level in free roam. He died multiple times during it more like his "Challenges" series would run and he continued to play afterwards.
  • Nerd³ Completes: Voyager Elite Force - 
  • Nerd³ Completes: Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - Dan played Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 as voted on by viewers at the end of Bully. His goal for the series was to completely fill up a park with different themes thought up by himself and the viewers. During the series, Dan asked the viewers to name the rides and to create fan art for the rides to be displayed alongside them. At one point during the early part of the series when Dan was hal through the first park, The save file got deleted. Luckily a fan had made a perfect copy and was able to send it to him. The series eventually ended when the save file became to big for the game to handle.
  • Nerd³ Permadeath: Far Cry 3 - The first permadeath series where Dan attempted to take control of the Northen Island in Far Cry 3 on medium difficulty. During the series, Dan died whilst pushing a boat due to a glitch, Because of this he decided to continue without terminating the series. The series eventually ended during the final takeover in which he was killed by fire.
  • Minecraft Buildy Thingy - 
  • Nerd³ Permadeath: Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare - The second permadeath series where Dan would play through the game with a set goal or objective. The permadeath ended rather unexpectably due to the games control system, causing Dan to fall off a cliff to his death which has become a running joke ever since.

  • Nerd³ Completes: Bully - 
  • Nerd³'s Month Of: Spore - The follow-up to The Sims 3, Dan played through Spore as voted by the viewers at the end of The Sims 3. Dan released 17 episodes from early July to late August, for this reason he decided to rename the series to "Nerd³ Completes"
  • Nerd³'s Month Of: The Sims 3 - A series which Dan continued his original "Sims 3" video with his character Kennith Kennithson. Dan released 7 episodes across the month of June 2012.
  • Nerd³ Completes: The Simpsons Hit And Run - Dan started this series due to high demand and praise people had for the game. Due to his love for The Simpsons he decided to play it and had high expectations, this was soon short lived due to the basic map style, repetative gameplay and general bad quality. Although he called the last episode the finale he never actually completed the game as the final mission was far to difficult, taking up about 30 minutes of the episode. When he got to the end of the mission after many attempts, he messed up and decided to call the series to an end. Dan mentioned on his Twitter he was happy it was over as it was an "awful, awful game"
  • Little Vs Cubed - A series where he and InTheLittleWood play multiplayer games to beat each other.
  • InTheLittleCubed - 


  • Nerd³ Completes: Timesplitters: Future Perfect - One main reason Dan decided to do this series was to continue the current trend of older games mainly on the Playstation 2. This series will be recorded on Twitch and then distributed on YouTube.


  • Nerd³ The Road Trip! Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Nerd³ Plays Desert Bus 1,000,000 Subs Special!
  • A Nerd³ Road Trip - Fuel
  • A Very Bully Christmas
  • 100,000 Subs Special! Nerd³'s Parents Play....
  • 100th Video Special! The Pointless Adventure

IRL Channel

Dan created his IRL channel in March 2012. It is called "OfficiallyNerdCubed". As of August 2014 it has just under 350,00 subscribers. Dan created the channel to produce all his IRL content such as his Vlogs which were previously released on his main channel. Most of the produced content are miscellaneous content that follow no real trend or fasion.


  • Nerd³ Knee-jerk - 
  • Nerd³ Unboxing - 
  • Dan's Vlog - 
  • Wot's Vlog - 
  • Nerd³ IRL Plays - 
  • Nerd³ Tubecast - 


  • "Hello procrastinators!"
  • "Death in your general direction!"
  • "That's a thing, apparently."
  • "All you need is love. And a machine gun. And something to eat, probably drink. That’s all you need. And probably something to entertain you, like the internet or a game of Kerplunk or some pornography. All together now!"
  • "Christ on a bike!"
  • "Shit the (bloody) bed!"
  • "This gay kiss!"
  • "Death to all the ducks!"
  • "I am sensible!"
  • "I LIED!!!!!!"
  • "I watch you while you sleep..."
  • "Silly Canada, this is game, not sweeties!"
  • "Interesting"
  • "Oh arse"


  • He has a tumblr called Nerd³ Actually
  • He has a website on which he worked "every day for two years. #SarcasmMeterExplodes". His website now hosts his videos in an easy-to-use format.
  • Currently, he runs another channel, OfficiallyNerdCubed, where he uploads VLogs and other IRL videos such as his "Daily" Knee-Jerk where he comments on recent gaming news and events.
  • Nerd³'s dad has his own channel, Dad³, after he became popular with Nerd³'s father-and-son-day videos where they both would play a game together.
  • His main account OfficialNerdCubed reached one million subscribers on July 27 2013.
  • He mostly keeps his personal life private, although he has confirmed in a Tumblr post that the reason he recently moved to Finland Canada is to live with his girlfriend.
  • It is a well known fact that Dan hates ducks.
  • Dan is an atheist.  
  • Dan Bull wrote Dan's theme song, which is used in his outro.
  • Dan also used to run a web comic, which he now no longer writes, however these are downloadable from the 'help' section on his website.
  • Dan's apartment building was once broken into by a fan who apparently "tracked him down by the marks on the floor outside the door of his apartment which were once glimpsed in a video". All the guy wanted was a photo, The situation was apparantly handled by Wot then made a video about it.
  • Dan considers 3 games to be perfect and that would score 10/10. These are, Portal, Shadow of the Collossus and Papers Please.
  • Dans favourite games include GTA V, Portal, Just Cause 2 and Shadow of the Colossus.
  • He has recently started Livestreaming.
  • Dan got his Wikipedia page deleted as he likes to keep his life private.
  • Dan is currently making a game and intends to make multiple in future. These range from basic Indie titles which he will release for free, to larger games which he will make with developers.


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