See the render improvements that Autodesk has done for 3ds Max.
Mudbox 2014 New Features: Advanced Retopology
See the new retopology tools available with Mudbox 2014.
FurryBall 4.6 - New Features
See the new features for the FurryBall 4.6 GPU renderer from Art and Animation Studio.
Terrain for 3ds Max
You can generate landscapes from real world elevation data with the Terrain plugin for 3ds Max.