Monthly Xbox One sales have doubled in the US; a direct result of the Kinect-less bundle going on sale. It's cheaper and you don't have to make an idiot of yourself to use it. MS is tentatively back in the race. [Xbox Wire]
Project Spark, Microsoft's Xbox One and Windows DIY game making answer to Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet, is leaving its beta testing phase in October, before going free-to-play for all. [Project Spark]
Microsoft has announced 45 apps that will soon be coming to Xbox including Vine, which can be used to share game clips on the Xbox One, and Twitter, which will let you snap hashtag-driven tweet-steams.