Best fighting games on Android: the way of the warrior

Sometimes you just want the simple pleasure of a one on one fight on your hands to relieve the day’s stress. Now that big franchises such as Tekken, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter are competing for your attention on Android, we hold a tournament to find out the best. Which mobile fighter will claim the prize?

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Ready players? Not if the game is young men doing real jobs

A new IMF report shows some stark gender trends in European and US workforce, including one that follows virtual reality in a new Spielberg film

In Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, much of the population of a desolate future America have abandoned the world of work for the virtual reality of gaming in a software program called the Oasis. A report from the International Monetary Fund on Monday suggests it’s perhaps not such a fanciful future after all.

The rather more sober, official title of the IMF report is Labor Force Participation in Advanced Economies: Drivers and Prospects. What it reveals is a sharp and still barely understood divergence between Europe and the US, especially since the 2008 financial crisis.

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