Talk to just about anyone who works in gaming about the message board NeoGAF and you’ll hear the same thing said, often with shame, every time: “Oh yeah, it’s, uh, a guilty pleasure.”

Founded in 2004 as an offshoot of the Gaming-Age forums, GAF has morphed into one of gaming’s most influential communities, a place both game developers and reporters frequently visit to read the opinions of hardcore gamers. It’s also generated its fair share of incredible fads, like the Banderas, and even some juicy information leaks. GAF is a fascinating place. So for today’s Kotaku Asks, we’ve invited the guy who runs it.

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This afternoon we’re excited to have NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka here to take your questions. Ask him whatever you’d like, whether you want to hear about the worst person he’s had to ban or the best story about what game publishers and developers try to do in exchange for positive GAF influence. He’ll be here for an hour or two starting at 2pm ET.

UPDATE: Q&A’s over. Thanks to Tyler for taking the time.

This is Kotaku Asks, a weekly feature where we invite guests from the world of gaming to come answer burning questions from Kotaku readers. (If you think you’d be a good guest or have any requests for future guests, e-mail me.)

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