Nerd Cubed is a British Let's PlayYouTube created by Daniel Hardcastle and run by Daniel Hardcastle and Wot Fanar, devoted to gaming and reviewing games. It can be found here. Largely inspired by Hannah Hart's My Drunk Kitchen series, it combines quick editing with strange, unexpected humor and real-time gameplay.
Nerd Cubed provides examples of:
Aborted Arc: Dan's Psychonauts complete series, before the entire "NerdCubed Completes..." series was axed altogether. However on December 14th, 2013 the Completes series was announced to be back although 3 Free Game Friday would be canceled due to issues with Youtube.
He absolutely despisesMicrotransactions. He went so far to put "Every single game with microtransactions" at the top of his worst games of 2013 list and made an entire video ranting on the mobile version of Dungeon Keeper for taking it too far.
Big Eater: When asked by a fan what his favorite food was, Dan answered with whatever was nearest.
Deadpan Snarker: Daniel again. He frequently does this when making a joke about the matter at hand.
Death from Above: When playing Grand Theft Auto V Online with Martyn Littlewood of the Yogscast, he flies around in a cargo plane with Martyn riding in the back in a car. Then Dan pulls up and drops Martyn down to Earth. He survives. Three guesses as to what happens next...
Like Father, Like Son: Inverted; Dan's dad, Steve, began to show up on the channel in "Father and Son-Days" videos. Apparently, he really enjoyed the experience, because he eventually got his own YouTube channel, DadCubed.
Mad Doctor: Dan in Surgeon Simulator 2013. He will tear every organ out of the body even when it isn't in the way, use a hammer to destroy ribs and skulls, and at the end of his Surgeon Simulator in Space video even tried to achieve the quickest kill using what he called a tomahawk.
And DadCubed. Especially after he finds the laser.
When Dan accepts a challenge to do a blind brain surgery and has DadCubed as his assistant. Eventually after getting frustrated, DadCubed decides to just kill the patient.
DadCubed: Okay. Back towards us. Down. Grab! *Dan grabs the drill* Lift up, lift up, perfect!
Dan: What've I got?
DadCubed:Umm...you've got the hammer. Now right. Forward. Forward. There! Yes, yes! Now left! *The drill stabs the patient in the side of the head, killing him* Perfect! Right in the ear hole!
Recycled Title: This confuses him when he tries to play SimCity (a video that mostly amounted to a rant about always-online DRM):
Daniel: Hello procrastinators, and welcome to SimCity! This is the ultimate city building...sand...box...balls! I put the wrong footage up! Why do modern games all have the same name as old games!? I don't understand, I do apologize, hang on... (switches to Micropolis)
Daniel: Whoops, I killed the Tories! Video text accompanied by applause: And nothing of value was lost.
Also in his Nerd Completes: Bully Let's Play to homophobes. Jimmy needs health, but there's no girls around to kiss. So he ends up kissing a guy, resulting in "THIS GAY KISS!"
Daniel: Now, I have something very serious to address before we take this any further. I have gotten a record number of complaints about...THIS GAY KISS! *shows footage of the kiss* People are very upset about "THIS GAY KISS!" *shows footage of the kiss* and want me to take THIS GAY KISS! *shows footage of the kiss* out of the video. However, I don't keep raw video footage, so THIS GAY KISS! *shows footage of kiss* will stay there forever. For anyone with a problem with that, I've decided that Jimmy is bi. Deal with it. *shows footage of kiss* Right, that's people dragged into the 21st century.
Also the entirety of "Nerdł Plays...Day One: Garry's Incident"
In his video of the London 2012 Olympics game, he doesn't have many positive things to say about the Olympics themselves, referring to them as "a massive sports day that rolls into town every four years and bankrupts a country."
Talkative Loon: Usually whenever he isn't explaining the game he is playing, he goes on and on with barely any breaks, even during the longer, slower pace, Completes videos.