Anytime I remember the Epic/CliffyB connection, I always feel very vindicated for all the hours I spent playing Jazz Jackrabbit while growing up.
Loved the norco shoutout—that game rocks! (and neon white too, though that one got way more attention)
Re: Improv zone – it’s totally an “IGN 7/10” thing. It’s not good, not traditionally, but at least it’s not more of the same and it’s fun (to listen to most of the the panel suffer and one person overcommit)