Mir Vadim has released a Rayfire tutorial on column demolition in 3ds Max.
Phoenix FD 2.0
Chaos Group have released Phoenix FD 2.0, the latest iteration for their fluid simulation plug-in.
VrayPattern is a plug-in for 3ds Max that allows the user to periodically multiply geometry without extra memory consumption.
Autodesk Discontinue Softimage
Autodesk have announced they are discontinuing their Softimage software line.