- Witty, sarcastic, intelligent, and utterly fucking brilliant, Daniel Hardcastle, better known as NerdCubed (stylized Nerd³), is an up-and-coming YouTube gaming sensation from the UK. A great comic personality and an intellectual, Dan has endeared many fans to him as a result of his gaming videos, which have garnered him a Machinima.com contract. He also vlogs on his second youtube channel. Dan's father is also operating a channel of his own, with Dan helping him through the process.
- Dan's rise to youtube fame actually began with a Webcomic. The comic was made primarily of screenshots of Minecraft or snapshots of Minecraft character models tweaked with model manipulation software, or on occassion Garry's Mod. The comics themselves actually became fairly popular. Dan still does them, though rarely, as making Youtube videos is a suprisingly demanding profession. Dan eventually discovered youtube a few years back, and became really interested in Gaming Videos.
- Soon afterword, Dan created a machinima series called 13 Ways to Die. The series, as it's name suggests, shows 13 unique ways to kill the player character or other characters in a specific video game. The series was quickly popularized, and as a result, Dan began experimenting with commentary videos, and found that the fans loved his commentary. Eventually Machinima.com, who specialize in gaming videos, discovered Dan, and his series 13 Ways to Die. Realizing quickly that Dan was witty, funny, capable, and enjoyable, Machinima offered him a contract. Dan accepted.
- Since then Dan's channel has evolved into a gaming channel in which Dan plays games he's heard of or enjoy that are typically outside the realm of common knowledge. In other words, no, you won't be seeing Dan play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Dan's videos are often edited videos of him being ridiculous and funny. Dan has also started some other series. These include Nerd³ Plays, Nerd³ Completes, Three Free Games Fridays, Father and Sundays, Inthelittlecubed, Nerd³ Permadeath, Nerd³ Early Plays. and Nerd³ Soapbox.
- On Friday 26th July 2013 Dan reached 1,000,000 procrastinators.
Dan is best described as a chaotic mix between a madman, a gamer, and a jokester. Dan frequently uses sarcastic and random 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 arises. He is bored easily and needs near constant entertainment to soothe his destructive tendencies.
Dan is random, and rarely uses logic when problems occur. Dan would sooner detonate a small town to advance than think of a logical way around the obstacle.
- "Spiders are evil!"
- "Okay kids remember where we parked"
- "Shit, shit, shit"
- "Grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble"
- "I'm on a boat and it's going fast and..."
- "OH MY GOD JEFF THE SHARK CAN FLY!!" (In his RCT3 NerdCubed Completes Series)
- "Turrah, procrastinators!" or "Thanks for watching, procrastinators, and turrah!" (at the end of every video)
- "Jeff the Shark"
- "Catch me catch me catch me catch me catch me!"
- "Hello procrastinators! And welcome to..."
- "BRAAAAAAD!" (Upon his arch-enemy Procrastinator Brad killing him in Counter Strike: Source)
- "Because Science!" (Dan's excuse for EVERYTHING)
- "Problems problems problems!"
- "irritated grumbling"
- "That's my favorite building. OH GOD BEES!" (In NerdCubed plays Omegalodon)
- "Time to bring out Optimus Prime! hums the Ironman themesong."(Omegalodon)
- "I'm just gonna line up my Super Awesome Ultra Sexy Attack. With a Boeing." (Omegalodon)
- "Greatest. Game. Ever."
- "It's like flying through butter." (in NerdCubed plays Aerofly FS)
- "Oooooh. Death by Bitch Slap." (in Surgeon Simulator Steam Version)
- "...all the things!"
- "I have a flying plane!" (in NerdCubed plays Aerofly FS)
- "Phone the sexy people." (in Surgeon Simulator Steam Version, while the credits floppy disk plays)
- "Die die die die die die!"
- "I love this game, you can go around murdering people or have a little chat in the foyer." (In NerdCubed plays The Ship)
- "Run away, run away, run away, MARS!" (RCT3)
- "Whoa! Oh crap I didn't turn! *coughing* I've started to choke! It's all going wrong! AAAH!!" (In NerdCubed plays OMSI)
- "Shit the bed!"
- "GOD HATES DUCKS!" (In Nerd³'s minecraft buildy thing and NerdCubed plays Cleverbot with Evie)
- "Let's see how fly I can low" (In Nerd³ plays Aerofly FS)
- "Bloody Hell's Bells"
- "*coughing* Hang on, my lungs are coming up."
- "It's a game about murdering the middle class. (The Ship)
- "Why must everything I love spiral to it's death?! (Aerofly FS)
- "I've had my horse for the Entire F*cking Game and this Stupid F*cking Ghost Train, piloted by a Stupid F*cking ghost guy killed my stupid f*cking horse! Everyone Dies! (Red Dead Redemption )
- (*singing*) "It's Jesus Deer, It's Jesus Deer it can walk on water and (*kills deer*)..... heal the blind" (Far Cry 3 Permadeath Part 6)
- "Ooh look he has a squishy thing on the back of his head" ( Part 11 Far Cry 3 Permadeath)
- "And that's a true science fact." (When explaining something obviously false)
- "Handbrake Turn!" (When Dan makes a sharp turn in a vehicle[Mainly in Bully, whilst on Sasha])
- "Secret Sexy Rocks"( Sims 3 part 6 )
- "Stand up for the National Anthem you bastards!
- "And flap! *unidentifiable inhaling sound and choking*......dying......*more choking*....help....*MORE choking*...mercy..." (aerofly FS - ~9:17)
- "Plan B *dynamite goes off* Plan B never fails" (in Nerd³ Plays... Red Dead Redemption).
- "La-la-la-la-la-la-la No one sees, no one sues!" (while breaking multiple laws in OMSI)
- "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, still shame on you. F*ck you, I'm perfect."
- "Oops my Gary slipped."
- "I'm like a bird that likes to eat worms."
- "WAAAAAH!!" [when a car was going crazy in the first carmageddon GTA episode]
- "Thats not a mate What the shit is that?!!"
- "Cmon, Cmon, Noo, Why do the gaming gods hate me today? Na-hahaha!"
- "Dont run me over! Thats mean!"
- "Victory is mine Die!!!"
- "Snap, Snap, Snap, Snap, Snap, Death"
- "OH SHIT"
- "I'm a very sad house!" [TS2014]
- "GRAVEL PRANKSTERS!!"
- "No you're not dying you're fine"
- "Oh Ass Biscuits I have in fact crashed!" [ETS2 Road Trip]
- "Deeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaath in your general direction" (While shooting cops in Nerd³ Plays... GTA V)
- "You dodge it by a NanoF*CKMeter!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rROfPuqSsHo#) 4:00
- "My immune system is just essentially a man with a twig shouting swear words at germs, and he's not very good."
- "Foreign policy: Send in tanks!"
- "KKIIILLLLLL MMMMMMEEEEE!!!!" [Blaster Simulator]
- "*HONK* Oh Bless You"
- "Hey Did You Push a Guy in There? Thats a Crime You Know, Thats a Bigger Crime You Know"
- "Oh my god I'm Upside Down"
- "Oh Fuck I've Nuked the Place HAHAA!!!"
- "I do like this grass how it sway-THATS NOT HOW VEGETATION WORKS!!"
- "Oy! Yellow Line you Dick!
- "Who Did I Kill?!"
- "Fucking Hell What's That!!!?"
- "There's a guy on the wrong side of the road, Oh its me!" [OMSI]
- "If your not starving and your complaining then you need to shut the fuck up"
- "Fuck your Rules Im a Tree!"
- "Oh FUCK!"
- "What are you doing [speed]... 40 kilometers per hour. That will explain the 110. Do they measure kilometers per hour here? Fucking Metric Bastards"
- "Oh Bridge, Oh Car, Oh Bridge Oh Car!"
- "Here in my truck most of my words are fuck"
- "Im on a bridge again, Doing bridge related things on a bridge again, Last night of my wood when I crashed into that stupid fucking genie bus"
- "Piss Off!" [Prison Architect]
- GORDON BLEEDING/BLOODY BENNET! (A phrase used often when surprised and nervous, for example hitting a car and going sailing for thousands of feet)
Dan didn't publish some of his videos because, as he states, "They are horrible and trust me, you don't want to see them".(One of them is his Assasin's Creed 3 video.)
Dan has a known hatred of ducks, as he tries to kill them whenever they appear in a game he's playing even if it is a chicken.
He is massively arachnophobic.
Dan once had a fan show up at his house.
According to Dan, this fan is lucky that Wot answered the door, as Dan would have called the police.
Dan seems to reference Doctor Who a lot, even doing it in his Three Free Game Fridays series.
Dan has recently been playing Minecraft alongside Martyn of the Yogscast.
Dan is a professed Atheist.
Dan views anti-gay rights protesting as an insult to humanity in general, stating "We live in the year 2012, We know that all the people on this planet are made of these little things called atoms, these atoms come from a star that exploded and spewed forth a load of crap into the universe, we are from the same thing, we are all the same, so why the HELL is there this sort of segregation!?"
Dan's favorite Doctor from Doctor Who is Matt Smith, who plays the Eleventh Doctor in the popular Sci-Fi series.
Dan is straight, as confirmed on his Vlog on the Anti-Homosexuality London Bus Ads. "I love boobs, boobs are brilliant!".
Dan frequentlys refers to Canada as Finland
Dan has what he describes as an "Editing Problem". Meaning he literally has to edit EVERYTHING.
Dan's Birthday is March 23rd.
Dan seems to have a thing for slides and pool complexes in RCT3. At the time of this edit Dan has two Pool Complexes and 9 Bodyslides.
Dan is an Astro-Physics Major, as stated in NerdCubed plays Universe Sandbox.
Dan refers to his subscribers as "procrastinators"
Dan responded in the last Episode of his Special "Desert Bus" to the Question "What Name would you give yourself if you could change it?", saying that he would change it to "Daniel Hardcastle" because that wasn't his real name and that he could say it here because no one would watch it anyway. It remains unclear wether he just tried to confuse or if he was acutally serious.
Dan had made musical references in his youtube videos such as Elton John's Rocketman, Culture Club's Karma Chameleon, The Lion King's Circle of Life, Men at Work's Down Under, Loverboy's Working for the Weekend, and others.
As of October, 2013 he calls every train that he see's in his video games "Thomas" which is a reference to Thomas and Friends TV series.
All of his fans want him to shag Emma Blackery. Yes, seriously.
He calls the big intestine an Alien Parasite and calls the small intestine the "breakdancing bit" (in Surgeon Simulator Kidney Transplant in Space)
He also refers Courage the Cowardly Dog as "The Show that Screws Up Your Life."
- He has a profound hatred of the Youtuber comment section - he has a plugin on his web browser which shows all the comments as saying "herpa derpa derpa derp" ~ Wot, A Nerdy Chat With Steven Moffat.
- He himself started a rumor about him being Emma Blackery's boyfriend, this however is unconfirmed
- Since Euro Truck Simulator 2, he has a known hatred for buses except the one time when Rosa Parks wouldn't give up her seat to a white man. He says buses hate things so much, don't look at their bloody mirrors, they are foul, smelly, and any other word that can negatively describe buses really.
- He gets CLOP and QWOP mixed up.
- Whenever he sees a spider in a video game or in Minecraft, he either gets far away from the spider as possible or in Minecraft he gets very high usually 15 - 40 blocks off a surface