Hell hath no fury like a co-actor girlfriend scorned. Zac Efron, of High School Musical fame, has apparently gotten into trouble with flame Vanessa Hudgens over — what else? — his excessive video game playing.

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens

Hudgens, who played the role of Gabriella Montez in HSM, had bestowed a trove of gaming goodness on her boyfriend for Christmas; namely, an Xbox 360 along with a smattering of games. Now, according to an article at Contact Music, Hudgens has become predictably vexed over Efron’s insatiable video game addiction.

Vanessa has hardly seen him. He talks more to his friends online while blasting away at aliens or whatever, than to her.

Vanessa has even tried joining in but her boredom threshold is a lot shorter than Zac’s. She’s on the verge of saying, “it’s either me or the Xbox.”

As gamers, we understand the meticulous balance that needs to be forged between real life and video games — but seriously, if Zac Efron can’t save the day by blowing up aliens, then who will?

Event

GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

Chuck Norris

Oh. Right.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.