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Daniel Hardcastle

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Real Name Daniel Hardcastle
Usernames/Aliases Nerdcubed, Nerd³, OfficialNerdCubed
YouTube Channel OfficialNerdCubed, OfficiallyNerdCubed
Gender Male
Nationality British
Current Member? No
Daniel Hardcastle, more commonly known as Nerdcubed (stylised as Nerd³) is a British YouTuber, famous for his Nerd³ Plays and his popular Machinima series 13 Ways to Die.

Association with the Yogscast

In February 2013, he began a partnership with Martyn of the Yogscast, for a Minecraft series, titled InTheLittleCubed (a play-on-words of both of their in-game names), in which they go on an adventure with set challenges in-mind. This later became a challenge series called Little Vs Cubed, where the two would compete against each (or, in the case of some games such as PAYDAY 2, co-operate with) each other throughout a number of different games.

Dan currently records games of any variety due to popular demand. He is not a member of the Yogscast and is not working at YogTowers, but does game with a few of the Yogscast.


Dan started with vlogs talking about current issues at the time they were made. He then started with his Minecraft series in which he built structures such as the "HMS HMS", a massive turtle city (Harold) and a giant TARDIS from the British sci-fi series "Doctor Who", complete with a control room, library and quidditch pitch. He abandoned this (though officialy ending it on the 25th of December 2012) and forgot a fair bit about Minecraft as indicated in InTheLittleCubed.


  • "Zomamajig™"
  • "I call shenanigans!"
  • "Camp murder my ass!"
  • "Okay kids, remember where we parked!"
  • "I have a flying plane!"
  • "My lamp! My lamp... aw, my lamp. You killed my lamp. I will end you."
  • "Catch me catch me catch me catch me!"
  • "Hello procrastinators, and welcome to..." (Intro to every video)
  • "Quick! Someone play some Benny Hill music!
  • "No! Don't spiral to your death! Why must everything I love spiral to it's death?!"
  • "Jeff can fly!"
  • "BRAD!!"
  • "SASHA!"
  • "Doesn't that make me a racist racist? KILL ALL THE RACISTS!"
  • "All other music is in game music. It makes me want to..." (In the description of every video.)
  • "Grumble grumble grumble grumble.." (when annoyed)
  • "That stupid fucking ghost train piloted by a stupid fucking ghost plowed into my stupid fucking horse, EVERYONE DIES!"
  • "I found a boopstick!"
  • "Oh no, I found another boopstick!"
  • "(tells an obvious lie) and that's a true science fact!"
  • "No one sees, no one sues!"
  • "OH FUCK! I'm dead..."
  • "The ghost of the sea took my umbrella, and now my trousers are moist."
  • "Your AI's better than my AI..."
  • "This gay kiss!"
  • "A chicken is talking to me! I love it when that happens!"
  • "Hands up for killing the elderly."
  • "My teeth are attached to the railing, send Jesus!"
  • "Fuck you rules I'm a tree!"
  • "Ohh,I don't know what this is but I want seven of them."
  • "I can't even pull a ghost baby..."
  • "Holy crap on a cracker!"
  • "I Killed a child!"
  • "MARTYN!"
  • Our asses are touching Martyn!"


  • Dan calls his fans "Procrastinators"
  • According to Dan, ducks are evil and God hates them
  • Also, Dan really hates ducks
  • Dan also hates spiders
  • Dan also hates stuff that jumps out at him
  • Again, Dan hates most first person shooters (because of above reason)
  • Dan has a passionate hatred for always-online DRM
  • Karen Gillan was Dan's number one celebrity crush until she was caught smoking on the set of Doctor Who.
  • Matt Smith is Dan's favourite Doctor
  • Dan's popular Minecraft web-comic web site can be found here , sadly it is undergoing maintenance. Volume One of the comic can be found here
  • One time a fan showed up at Dan's door and asked for a picture. Dan said that the fan was lucky that his roommate, Wot answered the door and not him as he would have called the police.
  • Dan is writing scripts for, what he would like to be, future episodes/series of Doctor Who. He would like Steven Moffat to call him sometime soon.
  • He is a self-proclaimed "Hartosexual" for his love of Hannah Hart's "My Drunk Kitchen", which is one of his major inspirations.
    • He recently made two video with Hannah Hart to announce the start of her Europe tour - one was a videos of the two playing with a Kinect posted on Hannah's channel, while the other was a parody of "My Drunk Kitchen" called "My Nerd Kitchen", which was posted on Dan's IRL channel.
  • Dan's father has a YouTube channel called OfficialDadCubed.
  • Dan said on his Cleverbot video, when he put in who is your favourite youtube lets playyer? "If you say TotalBiscuit, I'll..." This is a playful nod at TotalBiscuit, whom Dan has said is one of the three people he listens to, as he was hoping Cleverbot would say his name instead.
  • He was born in 1989.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Daniel Hardcastle

  • dan should join the yogscast

    7 messages
    • It won't happen :/ Dan is managing perfectly fine on his own, and even could be said to have his own SMALL network of his main channel, his ...
    • Its up to the youtuber and u never know 
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