See the new features for the FurryBall 4.6 GPU renderer from Art and Animation Studio.
iToo Software have released version 2.2 of their RailClone plug-in for 3ds Max.
Fausto de Martini - Interview
CG Channel have interviewed Fausto de Martini, former 3D art director at Blizzard Entertainment.
3ds Max Particle Flow Tutorial - Barn Tornado
Pete Draper has made an 11-part tutorial on creating a tornado using Particle Flow in 3ds Max.