So, yeah. I called it. Sure, it was just shy of 10 months ago, but I did predict that Microsoft would increase the price of Xbox Live (XBL) subscriptions… and here we are. The increase occurs on November 1st, which is just before the release of Microsoft's Kinect camera and associated hardware bundles. It's a blatant attempt to cash in on these new users while raising prices for legacy consumers at the same time.