Lmao. I always made fun of the Cerebral Vortex as Cortex since Skullshield is skull & brain and that has Vortex bonus. The vortexes created are the Torrents and it is like the mind aiming at you with Torrents. Definitely don't throw that away XD . The developers sure know their references and its cool.
References: Living force from star wars, Seven deadly sins build that was inspired by the anime, some greek god weapons and other weapons from history as well as developer names on some weapons such as Steiger's Fortune. Some cool stuff. Mythic enemies and epics also have testers/developer names too.
That "cortex" might've been a typo when he meant to say "vortex".