Cute things: Cute things are cute, what else can be
Retro computing: I think this website is all that needs
to be said on this subject. Of course, this doesn't just mean windows as the other
oses at the time are fair game as well.
Low quality samples: Doesn't matter how it's handed out
as midi patches, mod files, or whatever else. Nothing beats the (lack of) sound.
Try A Secret Wish by Propaganda
Tracker files: Got to mention this specifically as it's
also rad, esp. when it's used to make jungle or the like.
Gran Turismo 2: It's a good game, with an equally cool
soundtrack. There's nothing like turning an ecobox into a race winning race car.
V A P O R W A V E: I'm a legit sucker for city pop and
legit elevator/mood music, and equally a sucker for it being made again. Eccojams
and the rest of Floral Shoppe are a good starting point (yes there's more to that album
than that one song everyone copied over and over again because it was the 10's version of
10cc's I'm Not In Love.)
Euro Truck Sim 2: SCS perfected the formula for a chill
driving game to beginners, but can pose a challenge when you really want to it. Try
the multiplayer, although you'd need a lot of cash to avoid the poor driving.
Backend equipment: I just find it really interesting,
stuff like the weatherstar and general equipment along the path from stage to television.
User interfaces: Also goes along with the above,
complete with the lack of an explanation for it.