You guys really need to read the articles you post. They're not charging for online, they're giving a one-time use pass for online services with all new games and making used-buyers pay additional charges to play online if they wish.
There's nothing wrong with it, at all. I buy new because I support developers. If you consider yourself a gamer you should do the same.
The problem with this is, that a lot of games you can only find used.
But they have online too.
I want to buy new but when i find a used copy, and not a new one.
I will buy used plain and simple.
Companies need to produce more games if they want to make money.
Also after a few months they need to reduce the prices.
There are still games out the cost $60 from 3 years ago..
Don't know if the companies are doing this or sony, or even the store.
But it is down right ridiculous.