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Profile: OfficialNerdCubed
Twitter: @dannerdcubed
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Style: Gaming, Vlogging
Date Joined: March 20, 2011
Date Shut Down: N/A
Subscribers: 2.0 Million+*
Videos: 990+
Schedule: 1-2 videos every day
Status: Active
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Nerd³ in a Nutshell 201501:04

Nerd³ in a Nutshell 2015

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Nerd³ Plays... Surgeon Simulator 2013 Steam Version

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."


Nerd3 uploads a video everyday consisting mostly out of Let's plays that are one 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 12/10/2014):

  • Nerd3  Plays - An edited video focusing on comedy with a humor-at-your-face comedy style, which NerdCubed is known for. These take a longer time to produce then his other videos and are now scheduled to release on a Saturday.
  • Nerd3 FW - A series where he just "chats" with the viewers whilst "f*cking around" in a game, like the title "FW" or "F*cks with" stands for. It can also be refurred to as "Fun With" if your mum's in the room. He began to start reviewing games he played in this series by canceling Nerd3 Reviews before starting it.
  • Nerd3  Completes Destroy All Humans -
  • Nerd3 Hell - A series where he plays the worst of the worst games...mostly German simulators though. At the end of each episode he determines if they game is worth its place in hell.
  • 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.The episodes air on a Sunday although some extra episodes are aired throughout the week.
  • Little and Cubed - Dan's third and current series with InTheLittleWood where they play challenges against or with each other mainly in sandbox games. Many episodes were made using the GTA online editor. The popularity of the series led Dan and Martyn to play a range of these games with the Rockstar Developers in the "San Andreas Flight School Update Livestream". The episodes are uploaded on Dan's and Martyn's channels. 
  • 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.
  • Demma Plays - He and Emma Blackery play various games. This has no set schedule and episodes are released sporadically.

Completed/Retired (as of 12/10/14):

  • Nerd³ 101
  • Nerd³ The Alpha Detective - In this series, Dan would play games that are currently in Alpha/Beta stage. The series was ended when Dan changed up his channel and the concept was merged in "Nerd³' FW". 23 episodes were produced between September 2013 to May 2014.
  • 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 - In this series, Dan picked 3 games that were free which he enjoyed. The games consisted mainly of web/flash games and varied in genres. Dan would spend some time in each game showing what you can do. Occasionally the episodes would be aired on a Saturday which eventually started to annoy Dan once people made a big deal about it. The series was stopped multiple times and took some breaks due to the Youtube content id system. In November 2014, Dan released a special edition of the series, called 901 Free Games Friday, featuring 901 free games.
  • 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 demand). 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, treating it more like his "Challenges" series would run and he continued to play afterwards.
  • Nerd³ Completes: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force - Whilst his Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 series was on-going, Dan decided to play another game un-edited to produce more content at a faster rate. Dan chose to play the game as he enjoyed it and wanted to share the experience with his viewers.
  • 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, despite this he continued to attack the outpost to get revenge.
  • Minecraft Buildy Thingy - A series in which Dan would make various different things in Minecraft, including two failed attempts at houses, a ship (the HMS HMS) and a TARDIS.
  • 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 - Dan played through the entire story of Bully due to it getting the most amount of votes from the fans. He started a new save and released 22 videos between August and November 2012. During the series, Dan received a large amount of hate due to a gay kiss shown in a video. He didn't edit out the kiss and made fun of the haters, most likely due to his views on equality. This series also featured Sasha, The scooter named after the scooter in the TV show Scrubs. 
  • 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 evil character Kennith Kennithson. Dan released 7 episodes across the month of June 2012. The popularity of Kennith Kennithson has been referenced in several other videos by Dan by naming other characters or things after him.
  • 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, repetitive 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 end the series. 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.
  • Nerd3  Completes Shadow Of The Colossus - A series where Dan played through Shadow Of The Colossus on the Playstation 3. The series was recorded live on Twitch and then released on YouTube. 


  • 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. The series is not confirmed, but Dan has talked about it.


  • A Nerd³ Road Trip - 2,000,000 Subscriber Special
  • 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
  • Nerd³ Makes... How to Snooker
  • Nerd³ Makes... Systems Nominal

IRL Channel

Dan created his IRL channel in March 2012. It is called "OfficiallyNerdCubed". As of february 2015 it has just over 380k 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 that follow no real trend or fashion.


  • Nerd³ Knee-jerk - "Daily" news straight from the gaming industry. In October 2014 Dan announced the Knee-Jerks would be weekly due to a long absence. 
  • Nerd³ Unboxing - When Dan or Wot had something interesting to unbox such as a console or computer, They would make an unboxing video with a comedy twist. Dan usually mistreated what he was unboxing in order to annoy people. The unboxing videos started to have a "monthly" schedule once Dan started getting Loot Crates. 
  • Dan's Vlog - 
  • Wot's Vlog - 
  • Nerd³ IRL Plays - 
  • Nerd³ Tubecast - 


Dan has started to produce small games which he intends to release to the public for free. Most games will feature references to his videos and content.

  • How To Snooker - Whilst messing around and practicing making games, Dan accidently created a snooker game. He then turned it into a full game and released it on his site.
  • Systems Nominal - Dan's second game scheduled to be released in November 2014. It will be a free download. The concept is something Dan has wanted to do for a while and has "Experimental Gameplay"


  • "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"
  • "True story. Lies"
  • "CARKOUR!"


  • 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 and games 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 (See Above). The channel mainly consists of console games with videos being realesed every few days. Dan assisted his Dad with the channel for a while by editting and organising his videos. Since then, Dad³ has began doing this.
  • 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, Dan 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 games and intends to make more in future. These range from basic Indie titles which he will release for free, to larger games which he will make with developers.
  • Due to YouTube's constant changes, Dan said he would eventually stop relasing videos on Youtube if it got worse and start uploading purely on his website and Twitch.
  • Dan deleted his Reddit account due to obsessively checking it and letting his community manager, Matt, handle his subreddit[1].


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