I am a Canadian living in Japan, and I recently bought a used PS2 BB machine (hard drive and network adapter). Someone told me that I have to pay 5 bucks a month per game in order to play online. Does anyone know if this is true? The US/UK version is free right? Is there any way to mod a Japanese PS2 to play online using free servers? If a machine ID changer ever gets released, will that do the trick?