// initialize jwplayer var playerInstance = jwplayer('player');// player dom elements var playerContainerEl = document.querySelector('.player-container');// returns video player position from top of document function getElementOffsetTop(el) { var boundingClientRect = el.getBoundingClientRect(); var bodyEl = document.body; var docEl = document.documentElement; var scrollTop = window.pageYOffset || docEl.scrollTop || bodyEl.scrollTop; var clientTop = docEl.clientTop || bodyEl.clientTop || 0; return Math.round(boundingClientRect.top + scrollTop - clientTop); }// returns the current y scroll position function getScrollTop() { var docEl = document.documentElement; return (window.pageYOffset || docEl.scrollTop) - (docEl.clientTop || 0); }// configure jwplayer instance playerInstance.setup({ autostart: true, playlist: 'https://cdn.jwplayer.com/v2/playlists/mYdavspX', primary: 'html5', setFullscreen: true, width: '100%' });// when jwplayer instance is ready playerInstance.on('ready', function() { var config = playerInstance.getConfig(); var utils = playerInstance.utils; // get height of player element var playerHeight = config.containerHeight; // flag determining whether close has been clicked var closed = true; // CHANGED // flag determing whether player is playing var playing = false; // ADDED // eventhandler for when close button is being pressed document.getElementsByClassName('icon-close')[0].addEventListener('click', () => { closed = true; onScrollViewHandler(); }); playerInstance.on('play', function() { closed = false; playing = true; // ADDED }).on('pause', function () { playing = false; // ADDED }).on('adPlay', function() { closed = false; // ADDED playing = true; // ADDED }).on('adPause', function() { playing = false; // ADDED });// get player element position from top of document var playerOffsetTop = getElementOffsetTop(playerContainerEl);// set player container to match height of actual video element playerContainerEl.style.height = playerHeight + 'px';// below we handle window scroll event without killing performance function onScrollViewHandler() { var minimized = getScrollTop() >= playerOffsetTop;if (closed && minimized) { minimized = false; jwplayer().pause(); playing = false; // ADDED } else if (!minimized && !playing) { closed = true; // ADDED } utils.toggleClass(playerContainerEl, 'player-minimize', minimized); // update the player's size so the controls are adjusted playerInstance.resize(); }// namespace for whether or not we are waiting for setTimeout() to finish var isScrollTimeout = false;// window onscroll event handler window.onscroll = function() { // skip if we're waiting on a scroll update timeout to finish if (isScrollTimeout) return; // flag that a new timeout will begin isScrollTimeout = true; // otherwise, call scroll event view handler onScrollViewHandler(); // set new timeout setTimeout(function() { // reset timeout flag to false (no longer waiting) isScrollTimeout = false; }, 80); };});

A new report out from a Wall Street Journal analyst claims that the current response to Battlefield V has been weaker than expected, as their report states pre-orders for that title are ‘weak’ as of now.

Their report claims that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s pre-order numbers, alongside Red Dead Redemption 2’s pre-orders, are “showing greater demand” than Battlefield V.

The analysts, Cowen, thinks Battlefield V might end up being another “Titanfall 2” situation, where EA launched that game in between major fall releases. Battlefield V is set to launch between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Black Ops 4 launches October 12, Battlefield V launches October 19, followed by Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26.

Late in July, another analyst group (Michael J. Olson and Yung Kim) stated that they believe Black Ops 4 will in fact outsell Red Dead Redemption 2 as well. This group believes with Treyarch’s strong fan base, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could sell minimum 19.4 million units this year. They shared some numbers in late July showcasing how many units they believe Black Ops 4 will have in 2018:

Those numbers, compared with the group’s projection for Red Dead shown below, shows Call of Duty may end up being the #1 game this fall because of overall brand power versus other titles.

In Activision Blizzard’s recent earnings call, the company stated pre-orders for Black Ops 4 are looking ‘strong’ and that the company expects Black Ops 4 to be the #1 console game this fall.

SOURCE: @Saraheneedleman and VGR

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