If you are a gamer in Canada, you should keep an eye on a new site / viral promotion website called tsilon.ca.
What is it?
A fairly new website that offers various rewards and perks including free games, DLC codes, large discounts and other prizes. You get these prizes by doing various gaming related quizzes and challenges. I suspect it’s affiliated or backed by Future Shop since so far, the discounts and free game codes must be processed through them. Others have theorized that it’s a product of Greedy Productions, Victor Lucas’s company, with Future Shop as a sponsor. Might make sense since it appears to be available to Canadians as the prizes given are restricted to Canadian sites.
Some recent giveaways or past Perks include:
- Free $60 game of your choice
- Nintendo 3DS for $99
- PlayStation 3D Display Bundle for $95
How do I get in?
Just register and sign up at tsilon.ca. Once you sign up you’ll get some weird links and pages with riddles. The catch is that to get full access to the main site, you must enter 4 answers at the bottom of the page. They are based off 4 colours : red, green, yellow and blue. The clues are located via the associated websites and the answers apparently change
daily frequently. The best thing to do is go through the resources in the links at the bottom of the page in the various forums to get help and hints.
I am in, so now what?
Now your goal is to reach a minimum of Level 10 to be a part of the G-List. This gives you more access to the forums, perks and additional challenges. AKA, the good stuff. To reach Level 10, you have to earn the required XP which you can keep track of at the STATUS menu option. This is done doing various gaming related trivia for games such as Mario Bros, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, etc. Getting answers correct will earn XP points. Questions are also ranked in difficulty, from Tier 1 to Tier 4, with Tier 1 being the easiest but giving less XP for correct answers.
Seems like a big pain in the ass. Is it worth it?
Yup sorry to say it is kind of a hassle and I would only do it if you have the spare time. It’s worth it though. So far I am at level 21 and received a free DLC for Assassins Creed Revelations and also a free game worth $60 from Future Shop so I can personally vouch for the legitimacy of tsilon.ca. In fact, I have used that $60 credit and put it towards a pre-order for Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition. I only had to pay the $20 difference for the game. Not bad eh?
It might be harder now as more people are getting in and the requirements for the better Perks become higher and more difficult to obtain. However if you are Canadian, and aa gamer, it’s worth checking out. You never know, you might get some free stuff out if it! GOOD LUCK!