I tend to agree with you, oldman. Emails that come in occasionally saying, "We're working on it, we're working on it!" are all well and good, but it would be nice to know when we'll have a chance to play the games. Goodies don't interest me either. It is the game I want. At least, I hope I do.
Some games have forums. Double Fine has one for The Game Formerly Known as Double Fine Adventure. I have no idea if it would do you any good to join one of them to find out when an upcoming game will be available though.
My scythe... I like to keep it close to where my heart used to be.