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Daniel Hardcastle, better known as NerdCubed (stylized as Nerd³), born March 23rd, 1989, is a popular YouTube gamer. Originally known for his Minecraft web-comic, he is now famous for his comedic gaming videos, humor, and his vlogging series.

His primary YouTube channel OfficialNerdCubed, which has over 2.4 million subscribers[1], focuses primarily on gaming. The channel has a wide variety of consistent series.

His second channel, OfficiallyNerdCubed (also known as NerdCubed IRL) is focused on producing content not related to video gaming. He also streams on the Nerd³ Twitch channel

Dan's father's name is Steve Hardcastle, but his mother's name is unknown. Dan also has a sister, thought to be Banana³ (BananaCubed).

Steve frequently shows up in Dan's videos (mainly Nerd³ Battles - previously Father and Son Days), however, his mother and sister rarely do. They were all together most recently in the "Nerd³ Plays... The Jackbox Party Pack 2" video.

Since September 22nd, 2014, Dan has co-hosted the WWE podcast "Going in Raw" with Steve and Larson.

Personal Life

Dan is a very private person, and rarely shares much about his life on the internet. He has said on a few occasions that we know the character 'NerdCubed' but not the person.

Dan started making videos while living in a flat in London with Wot Fanar (Co-Runner of Nerdcubed).

In Late 2013 Dan decided it was time for him to move countries to live with his 'long time girlfriend', so started The Nerd³ Drought during the moving process, however there were complications, leading to Dan having to create The Nerd³ Silence.

At midnight, New Years Eve 2015, Rebecca revealed her and Dan were in a relationship by posting a picture on twitter of her and Dan kissing.


Before Dan began his YouTube career, he created a mildly successful Minecraft webcomic. They were composed primarily of Minecraft screenshots with added characters of his own, or the likenesses from other franchises. The comic was never officially completed but is still available for download from the NerdCubed website.

Later he launched his channel OfficialNerdCubed. Machinima sponsored him to create a series called "13 Ways To Die" which was uploaded on the Machinima channel. Originally only consisting of him and his friend Wot, the channel grew into a small company which produced both games and YouTube content.


Dan frequently uses sarcasm and comedy within his videos and often uses violence as an end to everything. Dan has problems with strategy and tends to just "wing it" whenever a problem arise. He is bored easily and needs near constant entertainment to soothe his extremely destructive tendencies.

Daniel's playstyle is irrational and rarely uses logic when problems occur. He would sooner detonate a small town to advance than think of a logical way around the obstacle. He has a burning passion against micro-transactions, especially when they're in full priced games. He also generally dislikes mobile games, even more so if they have wait-timers.

Daniel also has a strong love for the Disney franchise, in particular, Frozen as discussed in Nerd³'s Hell... Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight

Video Series

Expand the following tables to show the games and series' Daniel Hardcastle has played or participated in:
OfficialNerdCubed Series List
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  • Nerd³ Tests
  • Nerd³ Loves
  • Nerd³ Hates
  • Nerd³ Challenges
  • Nerd³ Mods
  • Nerd³ Discusses
  • Nerd³ Battles (Fauxbot Wars)
  • Nerd³ FW
  • Nerd³ Extra
  • Nerd³'s Hell
  • Nerd³'s Father and Son-Days
  • Little and Cubed
  • Little Vs. Cubed
  • InTheLittleCubed
  • Nerd³'s Heists
  • Nerd³'s Three Free Games Friday
  • Nerd³ The Alpha Detective
  • Nerd³ 101
  • Minecraft
  • Nerd³ Permadeath
OfficiallyNerdCubed Series List
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  • Nerd³ Toys
  • Nerd³'s Lego Tuesdays
  • Nerd³ Knee-Jerk
  • Soup With Nerd³
  • Nerd³'s Fat (Dan has said it may potentially restart on the Dad³ channel)
  • Nerd³ Bricking It
Livestream Series List
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  • Nerd³ Podcats
  • Nerd³ Fustercluck
  • Nerd³ Mass Debate
Machinima Channel Series List
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