Microsoft Doubles Down on the Xbox as Broadcasters Double Down on Comic Book TV Shows

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) has officially unbundled the Kinect from the Xbox One in order to make the video game console more price-competitive with Sony's (NYSE: SNE  ) PlayStation 4. Are we witnessing a new era in which Mr. Softy listens to customers? Will it matter for the stock?

Meanwhile, several major broadcast and cable TV networks ordered new comic book-based shows to series ahead of upfronts. Will adding Agent Carter be a boon to Walt Disney's (NYSE: DIS  ) ABC television network? Can The Flash accelerate The CW's fortunes, and with it the prospects for a shared universe based on Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX  ) DC Comics characters?

Finally, X-Men: Days of Future Past appears positioned for a strong debut. Will Marvel's mighty mutants top Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the box office and fulfill Twenty-First Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOXA  ) franchise hopes?

Ellen Bowman, Nathan Alderman, and Tim Beyers have these stories and more in this week's abbreviated episode of 1-Up on Wall Street, which suffered technical difficulties in the final segment. Click the video to watch now, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter for more segments and regular geek news updates!

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