Originally posted by SwissGambit
You've got this totally bass ackwards. Video games are repetitive. They just make a bunch of First-Person shooters and once you're good at one of them, you're good at all of them (at least the targeting part. Admittedly, knowing the maps is an advantage.)
Whereas chess is so complicated that it STILL has not been solved by thousands of human minds working together over centuries.
The fact that chess is complex doesn't change the fact that most chess games are repetitive. If we search RHP's database, how many moves have started with 1.e4? How many of those games were answered with e5? Followed by 2.Nf3?
What about the last world champ match, between Carlsen and Anand? Was anyone really blown away by those matches?
I do agree that there are a lot of repetitive videogames. However, there's no shortage of great, innovative games like Portal 2, Limbo, and the new Mario game on the Wii U. In fact, even mobile games are starting to become pretty innovative
Technology will always move forward, bringing forth more possibilities for innovative games. Chess will always be what it is now, but that's not to say this is a weakness. It has been around for centuries, and will no doubt be around for centuries more.