All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place.
The world of crowdfunding is full of projects that never quite deliver what they've promised, but how often does a half-million-dollar Kickstarter simply disappear?
Tired of dumb sportswriting? Our pal Yago Colás and friends are raising funds for a site that will bring together sports and the academy, in service of addressing serious questions about class, race, gender, and all the rest. Check out their plans, and think about kicking them some money. [The Allrounder]
A few days ago, someone wanted to raise $50,000 for a Sarah Phillips documentary. As we remember, Phillips got into all sorts of trouble while she was a columnist at ESPN and a gambling columnist at Covers.com. But this proposed documentary didn't set out to wrestle broader themes like creepy scams or the vagaries of…