It seems almost unfair that game releases hit on Tuesdays. Weekends give an abundance of free time that could be spent digging into a game, but instead you have to wait until the start of the work week to lay hands on the newest games. This is mostly a holdover from the days of retail delivery, so luckily it can be circumvented using digital distribution. Guild Wars 2, for example, will let you start playing tomorrow if you pre-ordered.
Fans who pre-purchased the game can get into the "Headstart Program," which allows you to play starting Saturday, August 25. You can still place a pre-order for early access if you're so inclined. If you're still on the fence, check out our most recent preview for the game.