If this has been discussed already, ignore...
Reading up on Kiss and following the nice regular Facebook updates (awesome by the way!) it looks like Kiss is going out the door with .92 code or something similar.
Stern is officially labeling it beta code.
I know in the past games shipped with code that needed some tweaks. That's been common since Bally/Williams days. My ROM burner is testament to that. But I'm very surprised to see that Stern is going through major iterations of the code at the factory with games already being delivered. Officially calling it beta code means that they acknowledge the code isn't done.
When did that become OK? Like officially sanctioned OK, not just "people buy machines with some holes in the code, but Stern said they are working on it, and the game shipped with a final code build" OK? Like people are paying $4k+ for a machine that is being delivered with beta code OK?
Maybe I'm off base here, but as a consumer that kind of irks me.