Scooby Doo Online Games For Toddlers and All Ages

Do you have a Scooby Doo fan? And are they a toddler? That’s great because thanks to the Cartoon Network there is a website where they can interact with their favorite Scooby characters, watch Scooby videos, or even play Scooby related games. Even if your child isn’t a toddler, that’s fine because the website is geared towards different ages. Actually, toddlers will probably need someone older to sit with them and help them navigate through the different games.

The new Scooby Doo movie: The Mystery Begins premiered Sunday, September 13th at 7pm and the website was geared up and prepared for its release a few weeks before the release. This movie is not a cartoon, like the Scooby shows most of us grew up with, but instead features real people. On the website, in addition to the extremely popular Scooby Doo character, your little one also has a chance to get to know a bit more about the characters: Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Daphne. You get to learn what the characters interests are and even their favorite quotes!

As far as gaming goes, there’s three different games your child can play. The first is – Scooby Doo: Who Are You? Quiz which asks you 10 questions that you must answer to tell you which Scooby Doo character you are most like. The second game is Instamatic Monsters 2 which has a few different games that you can even download to your desktop for fast and easy access. The last game is called Scooby Doo Yourself which allows you to upload a picture of yourself that you can customize, resize, print or even share with others.

In addition to the games and getting to know the characters, there are a few movies your little Scooby fan can watch. So there you have it. Pull up the Scooby site and let your little one sit down to a few moments of indulging in their favorite characters.

Online Game Rentals – Part 1

Renting games online seems to make sense to a lot of people, both consumers, and the people running the game rental companies. While some companies are better than others, it seems like all of them have the same basic problems.

Number one problem is, too long a turn around when shipping games to customers. I was on a gaming forum the other day, and read the following quote:

“Company X is pretty good. I rent games for the PSP, DS, XBox 360, and PS2. They’ve been pretty responsive to customer service issues. The only qualm i have with them is the fact it sometimes takes 5 days to get a new game after i send back a game. It’s a good system to demo games, and if you like the game, you can click on the “Keep it” button and they send you the box and manual. Every once in a while I’ll rent a PSP movie for when I travel. Good stuff.”

There are quite a few comments similar to this one. Some can be a little more passionate in their concerns, but mostly they share the same point. In this day and age of overnight deliveries to anywhere in the world, it seems kind of crazy to wait 5 days for a small parcel to ship within the US borders. All the game rental companies I checked use the US Postal Service for delivering their games.

Now, just hold off on all the post office jokes for a minute ;) I’m sure the game rentals companies only use them because they’re cheaper. No matter what they claim, their just cheaper period. Well, why not offer customers a choice. Say, an optional plan where they guarantee overnight delivery for an extra X dollars. Maybe cut some kind of bulk deal with FedEx or UPS. Maybe up all their rates a little bit, so everyone gets faster delivery.

I would bet, that the number one reason customers quit their monthly game rental plans is they’re tired of waiting 5 days or more for their game to show up. Every successful business knows that it’s far more expensive to get a new customer than to keep an old one. Maybe it’s time for the game rental guys to finally get it together, and get in the game.