Our stated goal since Texas was to be shipping machines before end of year, and that is still our goal and expectation.
I have also stated that games will not ship before they are ready, and certainly not to just hit the end of year goal.
For the first two dozen or so machines, this will include a second inspection by Joe, Jim or I. Not going too say that even after that, that 100% of the machines that ship are going to be 100%, since you guys would know I was full of shit, but that is certainly our goal. I'm sure some issues will crop up that we were not checking for or things that just don't get seen.
I can tell you that some machines are now going through the second phase of inspection and some minor issues have been found. Instruction and processes will be modified as needed and/or additional training will be done.
After that each machine stills need to go though burn-in, some play testing, updated with the most up-to-date code, etc.. Not surprisingly I recommend that when you get your machine you should update the game with latest code. Code updates take about 5 minutes. Just download the latest code package to a USB stick, open the coin door, insert it into the USB extension cable, after a moment the screen will change to show it is doing the update, wait until it tells you to 'remove and restart' and then, well, 'remove and restart'. You can start the update process with the machine already on. So, no need to remove the backglass, no need to navigate through menus. Also worth noting, that anytime you attach a USB drive to the machine it will copy the audit data (both current and any previous audit date ranges), game settings and recent game logs to the USB stick. If you have issues with your machine, I may ask you to pull and email the logs to us for review.