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11-09-2009 @ 10:10PM
That Blizzard is a collective noun is a given. But just because it's a collective noun doesn't mean that it's automatically plural. Because he's not talking about individual devs of Blizzard, but the group as a whole, Blizzard is singular. If the sentence read, "Some at Blizzard weren't happy..." or "Blizzards devs weren't happy..." then the plural would be correct, as would be the plural pronoun. You wouldn't say, 'McDonalds are the largest restaurant chain in the world, because they have great hamburgers."
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