See the render improvements that Autodesk has done for 3ds Max.
Bipedal Free Rig
Ahmed Shalaby has released a free rig for 3ds Max, that offers a lot of flexibility and unusual features.
Mudbox 2014 New Features: Advanced Retopology
See the new retopology tools available with Mudbox 2014.
Mighty Tiles - Review
Max Underground have made an in-depth review of Mighty Tiles, a plugin for high-res tile-based textures in 3ds Max.